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Reducing School Bus Emissions: One Simple Solution

Reducing School Bus Emissions: One Simple Solution

So maybe your community isn’t ready to convert your school buses to biodiesel. There is still one free and simple way to reduce some of the toxic pollution and emissions from school buses across the nation.

Idling school buses impact the environment and our children’s health. Request that your fleet of buses turn their motors off while they wait for school to let out.

Read this great article from the EPA.

Figure out how much your school would save if your buses stopped idling. (For example, if a fleet of 10 buses stopped idling for 15 minutes, it would save 225 gallons of fuel per year AND reduces the carbon footprint significantly.)

Read more: Community, Healthy Schools, Life, Transportation

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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2:59PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

We could reduce fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions AND help prevent childhood obesity by having the kids walk to school.

7:48AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:35PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

thanks :)

7:47AM PST on Feb 4, 2012


3:33PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Thank you

1:07AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011


12:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thanks Annie!

3:21PM PDT on Sep 2, 2010

How about electric plug in to the solar-wind power grid, like in California, and other places?

5:05AM PDT on May 17, 2010

Some carpool websites offers great tips and services on starting a carpool.


3:27AM PST on Feb 20, 2010

thank you

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