Our programs engage students to take action for clean air.
Schools implement Clean Air School programs to make a positive impact on air quality at their schools and address practical traffic and safety issues. Committed teachers, parents and administrators lead classes and student groups, such as green clubs, to make their schools healthier and safer places.
Register to participate in Clean Air School no idling, carpooling and ride the bus programs now! We can help you determine the best place to start for your school. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Encourages parent drivers and school bus drivers to turn off their engines when dropping off or waiting for students, decreasing harmful emissions. This program, made possible by a grant from the UPS Foundation, includes free in-ground signage and a how-to toolkit with promotional and educational materials plus tracking surveys. Get all the materials you need to start a No-Idling Program at your school.
Pool to School
Provides schools with the tools to organize and promote carpooling to school to reduce traffic, increase carpool efficiency and reduce pollution. Learn more about the Pool to School program here.
Ride The Bus! For Clean Air
Designed to get more students on the bus and out of cars that contribute to traffic on and around school grounds. Uses classroom challenges to encourage trial use, along with educational materials about bus safety and the other benefits of bus ridership. Download all of the materials and get more students on the bus!
Implementing a Clean Air Schools program is a team effort. So, who better to educate your school community than the students themselves? Our Breathe Easy student toolkits can empower a classroom or club to champion a Clean Air Schools program. Download the No Idling, Ride the Bus and Pool to School toolkits now! For grades 4-8.
Get There Green
What does it mean to “get there green?" We’re asking high school students to answer this question by becoming school transportation planners, organizing and presenting their own customized clean commute event. This program—whether integrated into Environmental Science curriculum or implemented by a student organization—lets students take the lead in creating a transportation plan to be entered in competition with other schools. Spaces are limited for this opportunity. Please check out last year's winners and contact the Clean Air Schools team to discuss the program.
Safe Routes to School Walking & Biking Programs
For walking and biking initiatives to complement your Clean Air Schools program, visit
Georgia Safe Routes to School: www.saferoutesga.org
Young Lungs At Work Art Competition
Our annual spring art competition challenges students to express their ideas about air quality through creativity. Get 2013 competition details and download entry forms here. Click here to see the winning entries from the 2012 competition.
Air Quality Awareness Week
Air Quality Awareness Week is a statewide initiative scheduled annually in late spring. We provide a teacher's resource guide full of air quality facts and fun activities for K-12 students. Take a look at the 2011 guide and review pictures here.
Try our air quality lesson plans, available for grades K-12. They are aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards and are designed to support Clean Air Schools programs.
We have many resources to supplement the lesson plans. Find them here.
Want to hear about the latest Clean Air Schools news? Check out our quarterly e-newsletter – Clean Air Schools Express.