The Clean Air Campaign Encourages Georgia Schools to Teach Clean Air Stewardship

Registration Deadline for 2010-11 Clean Air Schools Program is March 18, 2011

(ATLANTA, GA — 03.07.11)

What: The deadline for 2010-2011 Clean Air Schools registration is March 18. 

Why:  The spring season is approaching quickly, which means warmer weather, a boost in outdoor activities, and an increase in air pollution and health problems for Georgia’s youth.  With asthma causing an estimated 540,000 missed school days each year in the state, The Clean Air Campaign asks Georgia’s schools to register to be a part of its free Clean Air Schools program for the sake of students’ health and air quality.
Currently, more than 300 participating schools bring no-idling campaigns , a Ride the Bus! For Clean Air program and a Pool to School program to students and parents.   Moreover, students learn about the dangers of air pollution and what they can do to improve the air with air quality lesson plans.

Air pollution affects everyone’s health, especially children, so help Georgia kids breathe easier and become a Clean Air School.

Who:  The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that empowers Georgia’s students, parents and teachers to play a positive role in reducing traffic and cleaning the air through a multi-faceted education program reaching elementary, middle and high schools.

Registration:   Register on The Clean Air Schools page at The Clean Air Campaign’s website at cleanaircampaign.org or call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) for more information.

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About The Clean Air Campaign

The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works with Georgia's employers, commuters and schools to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality. To accomplish this goal, The Clean Air Campaign, along with its associate organizations, partners with more than 1,600 employers to create custom commute options programs; and annually helps thousands of commuters find commute alternatives that work for them, providing financial incentives to get them started. The Clean Air Campaign also protects public health by issuing Smog Alerts and empowers students, parents and teachers to play a positive role in reducing traffic and cleaning the air through a multi-faceted education program reaching elementary, middle and high schools.

Each day, these programs reduce 1.6 million miles of vehicle travel and keep 800 tons of pollution out of the air we breathe. For more information, call 1-877-CLEANAIR (1-877-253-2624) or visit http://www.CleanAirCampaign.org.

Media Contact:

Mike Rieman
404-816-2037

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