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Posts in March 2012
Did you know...
...that school bus ridership saves as much as 3 billion gallons of car fuel every single year?
...that riding the bus reduces truancy?
...that the safety record for school bus transportation exceeds that of all other modes of travel?
(source: SchoolBusFacts.com, American School Bus Council)
All we're saying is, buses have a lot going for them. That's why we're encouraging more and more kids to ride the bus to school every year! More bus riders means more kids getting to school safely and on time. Plus, taking individual cars out of the equation means less air pollution overall. What's not to love about that?
So as Clean Commute Week pulls into the home stretch, show a little love for the bus!
For this year's Clean Commute Week, we've teamed up with Georgia Safe Routes to School to feature Georgia Walk to School Day!
Walking is a great healthy way to get from Point A to Point B--and it's absolutely free! No special equipment required. How can you get your students moving? Try getting a crew together to form your very own walking school bus! Maybe your kids could make up their very own song or cheer to chant along the way. There are plenty of ways to make walking to school fun and unforgettable!
If your school would like to put together its very own Walk to School Day, check out the great free resources on the Safe Routes website. It's a great way to get your students moving for cleaner air!
Keep up the clean commuting, everyone!
It's Clean Commute Week, and what better way to celebrate than by making it official--fill out your Clean Air Schools registration today!
It's not too late to become a Clean Air School for the 2011-2012 term. Just register on our website by March 16th, and you've got until the end of the school year to complete your Clean Air School surveys.
Our official Clean Commute Week is happening now, but there's plenty of time to throw your own clean commuting celebration before the year's out. Think of all the deep breaths your school could serve up once you start educating your school community on our No Idling, Pool to School and Ride the Bus programs! You're welcome to download our FREE Clean Commute Week toolkit to get you started--plus, there are plenty of other great free resources on the Clean Air Campaign website under "Schools".
So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate Clean Commute Week the right way. Register to become a Clean Air School today!
Happy Clean Commute Week, everyone! We hope you're gearing up for a great week of raising awareness about clean, green ways to get to school. And if you haven't already downloaded our free toolkit full of great resources and ideas for your Clean Commute Week celebration, just click here to get it now!
If you need help getting into the clean commuting spirit, click the image below to check out a great video produced by the White Oak Environmental Club. It's cool to pool to school!
Enjoy clean commuting! See you in the carpool!