School Transportation Assessment (Grades K-12)
Transportation accounts for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. These emissions come from our cars, trucks, busses, trains, and planes burning fossil fuels for energy. Over 90% of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum based1. To reduce the carbon emissions and improve local air quality at your school, begin by performing a School Transportation Assessment to make recommendations on how to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to and from school.
Performing an assessment helps us understand the current levels of transportation related emissions and sets a baseline from which we can judge our progress of reducing VMT. The following guide will help your school create an inventory of how students get to school, calculate school trip emissions, and perform a Car Tally.
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