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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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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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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
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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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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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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