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Anti-Idling
Grade Level: High School
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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BioDiesel Board
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Research - Web site
Summary: The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and devleopment in the Univet States. Front page links provide tax incentive information (updated regularly), biodiesel ba...
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Biodiesel: Transportation Fuels
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Includes a teachers guide with suggested activities, factsheets on soybeans and biodieselThese lessons are coorelated to natinal science standards.
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CATF School Bus Particulate Matter Study
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
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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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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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Fossil Fuels to Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector with background information and hands-on activities.
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Illinois Clean School Bus Program
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
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
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
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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Project Yellow Bus
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Project Yellow Bus seeks to educate the private and public sector abut renewable energy. It provides a five-week lesson plan that includes grade specific plans for K-5 teachers, focusing on biodiesel and other renewable energy resources. It primarily seeks t...
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Sustainable Transportation
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site - Workshops
Summary: NESEA (Northeast Sustainable Energy Association) provides educational materials including curricular units, lesson plans, activity planners and a searchable resource catalong and more. They also host workshops on transportation and energy related educational...
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Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students learn about conventional and alternative transportation fuels and participate in several activities to learn and teach others. Designed for grades 7-12 with modification for middle school. This is a teacher guide with introudctions to petroleum, gasol...
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Transportation, What Car WIll You Drive?
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Upper elementary students are introduced to traditional and alternative transportation fuels. This is a teacher guide that introduces petroleum, gasoline, diesel, hybrid electricity, ethanol, propane, CNG (compressed natural gas), biodiesel, electricity, metha...
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Willie Nelson's Biodiesel
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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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