Clean Air Schools Champions Forum
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The Clean Air Champions Forum is a place where Clean Air Schools champions and teachers interested in air quality and transportation can connect with one another and exchange tips, ideas, and helpful content. It’s also a place where The Clean Air Campaign will share news and useful information.
We have created lots fun dates for you to build your Clean Air Schools program around. You can use these opportunities to engage your school community. Keep an eye out for detailed emails and opportunities to win prizes! Visit the website to view the whole calendar.
January 25th: “Young Lungs at Work” Art Competition details released
February 13th-17th: “I HEART AIR”
March 5th-9th: Clean Commute Week
April 22nd: Earth Day
April 30th-May 4th: Air Quality Awareness Week
Need advice on how to get education campaign off the ground or how to develop your program further? Contact us at 678-244-7726 or Schools@CleanAirCampaign.org
Read this Clean Air Campaign press release that encourages commuters to save money, reduce stress and stay fit in the New Year by choosing a clean commute. How can these ideas be duplicated in your school community in 2012?
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article "The Hidden Toll of Traffic Jams". From the article: As roadways choke on traffic, researchers suspect that the tailpipe exhaust from cars and trucks—especially tiny carbon particles already implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments—may also injure brain cells and synapses key to learning and memory.
Clean Air Schools that completed their baseline survey before December 12th were entered into a drawing for $25 gifts cards from The School Box. Congratulations to our winners below! Keep an eye out for additional chances to win prizes throughout the school-year!
Anne Nicoletti, Atlanta Montessori International
Heather Luna, Ferguson Elementary, Gwinnett County Schools
Annie West, Lake Windward Elementary, Fulton County Schools
Kathy Tunning, T. Carl Buice School, Gwinnett County Schools
Wendie Henderson, Teasley Elementary, Cobb County Schools
Not only did the students from Ms. Lindsay Wyczalkowski’s third grade class at Mary Lin Elementary make posters for their No Idling campaign, they did a science project to learn more about air pollution. By leaving petroleum jelly on a paper plates around campus for a week, the students were able to use hand-lenses to examine particle pollution from the air.
On November 4 EVERY public school system in Georgia was invited by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to apply for $2.5 M in federal funding for filters that can clean up diesel bus exhaust by as much as 90%. Applications are due December 19.
Submit your baseline survey by December 12th for a chance to win $25 gift cards to The School Box! Just in time to refresh your supply cabinets for 2012! If you have already submitted your baseline survey, you will be automatically entered.
Need another copy of the baseline survey for your Clean Air Schools program? No problem! Download surveys at: http://www.cleanaircampaign.org/schools. Need help getting started? Contact the Clean Air Schools team today and we can help you kick-start your program!