duced Idling =  Cleaner Air
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                                                                                                          I have asthma
                                                                                                         —less pollution
                                                                                                      makes it easier for me
                                                                                                       to breathe and play.
     It all adds up—
  less idling saves money
  for our school district.
     bus driver
turns off the engine
 whenever he can.
                                                                                                                     I've made a pledge
                                                                                                                   to turn the bus engine
                                                                                                                     off whenever I can.
                                                                                                                   Other drivers can too!
                                                                                                                                                 'My lungs are still developing^
                                                                                                                                                  That means I'm more at risk
                                                                                                                                                    from air pollution than
                                                                                                                                                       grown-ups are.
                                                                          My bus driver keeps
                                                                        me safe and the air clean. J
  Reducing idling makes
 the air cleaner for my kids
 and the whole community.
                                                                                                              The less I idle,
                                                                                                             the better I drive!
                 "4 PRO
         For more information,
      including how your bus driver
's        can Take the Pledge,
   visit www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus.
 Clean School Bus USA is a public-private environmental partnership led by the U.S. Environmental
 Protection Agency that seeks to reduce children's exposure to air pollution from diesel school buses.
The program emphasizes ways to reduce public school bus emissions Through idle reduction strategies,
 «    .    engine retrofit, clean fuels, and bus replacement.
                                                                Your school bus idles when the engine
                                                                is on but the bus isn't going
                                                                anywhere. This usually happens
                                                            when your bus driver is waiting to pick
                                                            you up or drop you off for school.

                                                            When your school bus idles, it pollutes the
                                                            air in and around the bus. By idling less,
                                                            your bus can do its share for cleaner air!
                                                                                                                    Reducing idling can:
                                                                                                                    • Make the air cleaner in your community.
                                                                                                                    • Save money by not wasting fuel.
                                                                                                                    • Reduce wear-and-tear on your school
                                                                                                                     bus engine.
                                                                                                                    • Help everyone breathe easier!
Here's what you can do...
• Talk to your teacher or principal about
 why it's important to reduce school
 bus idling.
• Help make "Reduce Idling" signs for
 your school's parking lot.
• Lead a pledge drive! Ask your bus driver
 to Take the Pledge to reduce idling!
                                                                                                                                                                                   April 2006