Green Driving America is making a difference in what people drive and how they drive. The organization is focused on the school community with two funded educational projects for the 2022 and 2023 school years in several states, where both students and their parents will learn the compelling benefits of green driving.
Both of these projects combined yield the following benefits:
• reducing CO2 emitted into the atmosphere that impacts our climate
• reducing fossil fuel energy consumption
• improving air quality and health
• saving money in fuel and maintenance costs
• reducing vehicle idling on school grounds with idle-free campaigns
• how driving a low- to zero-emission vehicle will extend these benefits
• how being a smart driver equates to being a safer driver
FOR HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, SCIENCE, MATH, STEM, DRIVER EDUCATORS, & ENVIRONMENTAL CLUBS / GREEN TEAMS
Green Driving America's The Clean Transportation Path© funded project is being implemented in the 2021-22-23 school years!
This funded project offers presentations at no-cost to high school STEM and driver educators/driving schools throughout Vermont, and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. The organization is pursuing funding for other New England states, New York, and Oregon. These presentations show new drivers and student drivers the benefits of low- to zero-emission transportation, plus touching on alternatives to driving. An optional presentation within this project, Green Driving from the Start©, includes a segment on smart driving practices in a gas vehicle.
These presentations are conducted virtually* by trained college level interns. They are approximately 45 minutes in length, including a PowerPoint and videos. A Quick Quiz and Q & A session can fill any remaining time.
*Optionally, educators can utilize students from their host school, who would be comfortable in public speaking, to give in-person presentations.
FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, & HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE, MATH and STEM EDUCATORS, & ENVIRONMENTAL CLUBS / GREEN TEAMS
Green Driving America's School Are Not Drive-Thrus!© funded project is being implemented in the 2022-2023 school year at two schools in Northern California:
• Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA
• Eagle Peak Middle School, Ukiah, CA
These schools are participating in campaigns that addresses the common issue of prolonged idling by passenger vehicles on school grounds while waiting during the dismissal period. These campaigns are student-led with staff assistance. They are intended to make drivers aware of the compelling benefits in avoiding this harmful, wasteful and mostly unnecessary practice.
Contingent on funding in the future, the Schools Are Not Drive-Thrus! project aims to offer these campaigns to schools in several states. Participating schools implement five-step, long-term measured and educational campaigns over a five to six month period, or three-step, short-term educational campaigns over a six to eight week period.