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 2023-24 and 2024-25 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
Green Driving America's The Clean Transportation Path© project has been steadily implementing funded guest-speaking classroom presentations in the 2021-2024 school years!
Currently, this project offers two webinar presentations at no-cost:
• The Clean Transportation Path presentations, intended for high school STEM education classes. Students gain knowledge of the benefits of low- to zero-emission transportation, along with a short segment on smart driving practices in gas-powered vehicles.
• Smart Driving from the Start presentations, intended for
driver educators/driving schools, and career and technical educators. Students are shown the benefits of smart driving practices in gas-powered vehicles, with an emphasis placed on the benefits of efficiency, economy, and safety. Also included is an introduction to low- to zero-emission vehicles.
• Both presentations include a brief segment on alternatives to driving.
Green Driving America has funding in 2024 to bring these presentations to the State of Vermont, and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. The organization is pursuing funding for other New England states, New York, and Oregon.
These engaging 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 full details, visit The Clean Transportation Path project page
Green Driving America's School Are Not Drive-Thrus© funded environmental and health service project completed campaigns at three schools for 2022-2023 school year:
• Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA
• Eagle Peak Middle School, Redwood Valley, CA
• Woodstock Union High School & Middle School, Woodstock, VT
Schools participate in six to ten week, four-step campaigns that address the common issue of prolonged idling by passenger vehicles on school grounds, especially during the 15- to 30-minute dismissal period. On the middle and high school levels, these campaigns are student-led with staff assistance (for elementary schools, staff- and parent-led). They are intended to make drivers aware of the compelling benefits in avoiding this harmful, wasteful and mostly unnecessary practice.
In our 16 idle-free schools measured campaigns conducted since 2014, we have reduced idling by nearly 50 percent overall.
Green Driving America is pursuing more funding with a goal of implementing Schools Are Not Drive-Thrus project campaigns in several states for 2024 and 2025.
For full details, visit the School Are Not Drive-Thrus project page
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