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Anti-Idling
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Research - Web site
Summary: Unnecessary school bus idling pollutes the air, wastes fuel, and causes excess engine wear. Fortunately it’s easy to implement practices that reduce school bus idling. Topics found at this site include ways to save money and reduce pollution, actions to redu...
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Asthma Regional Council (ARC)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: The mission of the New England Asthma Regional Council is "to reduce the impact of asthma across New England, through collaborations of health, housing, education, and environmental organizations with particular focus on the contribution of schools, homes, and...
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CATF School Bus Particulate Matter Study
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Diesel exhaust is a major source of combustion particles that contribute to poor air quality nationwide. Since almost all school buses are operated with diesel engines, diesel engine exhaust can thus also be a source of concern, specifically with regard to exp...
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Clean My Ride
Type: Article/Report
Summary: School buses trundling down suburban strees this fall may smell more like french fries than exhaust fumes. That's because an increasing number of school districts are running bus fleets on biodiesel, an environmentally friendly alternative fuel often made fro...
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Clean School Bus USA
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Research
Summary: The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses. Key topics include overviews of pollutants and programs, consumer information,fuels and fuel additives, mo...
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Clean School Bus USA- Where You Live
Type: Web site
Summary: An interactive map makes it possible to check on the status of Clean School Bus efforts in each state/region of the country.
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Clean School Buses, Healthy Kids
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Research - Web site
Summary: Millions of our children ride to school each day on buses that are among the dirtiest vehicles on the road. The vast majority of the 442,000 school buses are aging diesel vehicles built to outmoded health and safety standards. These buses emit clouds of cancer...
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EnergySmart Schools
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: EnergySmart Schools (ESS) is an integral and active part of the Rebuild America program that is committed to building a nation of schools that are smart about every aspect of energy. This includes school bus transportation and energy efficient solutions, teach...
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Fleet Applications & Niche Markets
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleets and Niche Markets for School Buses, School Bus Toolkit (to help introduce alternative fuel vehicles to the school bus niche market)and a list of case studies and success stories from school districts around the country and publi...
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Illinois Clean School Bus Program
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: In Illinois, at least 70 percent of the 18,500 school buses in service today are powered by diesel fuel. Thousands of Illinois children ride these school buses, with many of the buses being equipped with diesel engines that lack advanced emission control techn...
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Las Vegas Serves up Biodiesel for local Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: In a pilot program the Las Vegas school district began running its schools buses with biodiesel fuels. The fuelstock for the biodiesel did not come from soy beans but rather grease from the casinos.
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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
Type: Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is one of the nation’s leading regional education and advocacy associations that aims to accelerate the deployment and use of renewable energy, green buildings, and energy efficiency. NESEA produces major ev...
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Petroleum-Fueled School Buses Information
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: With all of the discussion about alternative fuels, it's valuable to review the potentially harmful risks associated with petroleum-based fuels and school buses.
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Schools, Colleges and Universities: Products Containing Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals (PBTs)
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This factsheet provides a list of products commonly used in educational institutions, the PBTs they contain, and PBT-free alternatives to these products. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
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Southeast Learning Center
Type: Case Study
Summary: Los Angeles Unified School District worked with the WLC architecture firm to embrace some neighborhood friendly concepts as well as energy efficient objectives. The district has provided bike lanes and racks,utilizes public transit but is within walking dista...
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True Green@ Work
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study
Summary: Author: Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, pages: 144, ISBN 9780733321887 Whether you work in an office, shop or factory, run your own business or manage a corporation ... taking care of the environment is easier than you think. See also: http://www.epinions.com/con...
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Willie Nelson's Biodiesel
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Willie Nelson offer a portal to biotechnology, products, services and more as it grows. Included is a lengthy list of news and articles of interest.
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Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: The Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air (WPCA) program is a coalition of over 260 businesses, community organizations, schools and government agencies committed to improving air quality through voluntary action. Leaders in Wisconsin founded the WPCA in 1996 when...
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