Transportation Sustainability

Transportation is a key element of any community’s long-term sustainability efforts. School communities are no different. The almost daily journey of students, parents and staff to and from school represents a major opportunity for simultaneously exploring the issues of education, innovation and policy. For instance, 394,000 school buses transport approximately 20 million schoolchildren over 5 billion miles every school year. Well-developed school and community-based transportation plans have the potential to benefit the entire community. As a result, we created the following resources to help foster transportation success stories in your community, such as increasing the number of students walking or biking to school. Have questions or want to share your own story? Contact us at education@earthday.org to learn more!  

Transportation Sustainability: An Educator's Guidebook

With over 350 pages of information, this guidebook - developed for teachers, but applicable for students, administrators, and parents alike - is a one-of-a-kind resource for exploring the diverse issue of transportation sustainability. Our friends at The Clean Air Campaign, Inc. helped contribute to this innovative educational resource.

Biodiesel Production and Education Webinar

This unique, expert-driven webinar explores the incredibable potential of successfully implementing biodiesel facilities in your school or broader community. Our Green Schools Coordinator, Josh Volinsky, was joined on this webinar by the National Biodiesel Board’s Director of Sustainability, and Barry Latham, a high school chemistry teacher and biodiesel educator in Chicago, IL. 

Case Studies of Success

Earlier this year, Earth Day Network successfully implementated two large-scale biodiesel production and education facilities at a schools in Newton, MA and Bothel, WA. These showcase, on-site learning tools provide an excellent way to further knowledge about growing our green economy nationwide. 

Newton North High School students brew biodiesel