electric school buses

Children Need Zero-Emissions, Electric School Buses

Children are everyone’s hope for positive change. They are every country’s most valuable resource. Children make life sparkle and remind one of the most meaningful parts of life. Perhaps that is one main reason why critical health issues for children are so heartbreaking. Those health issues seem all the more tragic when they come from decisions that humans didn’t have to make, from not thinking through the options in the best overall way.

LED Lights, All-Electric School Buses, Hydroponic Gardens … (Cleantech in Action Series)

We’ve partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include new lights for AT&T park in San Francisco, all-electric busses for a California school district, hyper-local veggies for an Iowa grocery store, Amazon’s newest solar roof,  and a 1.8 MW solar ground mount built to power a museum in Massachusetts.

GreenPower Aims to Solve City Emissions with Full Suite of Electric Buses

City dwellers have long suffered the negative effects of the exhaust emissions pouring out of the tailpipes of large diesel transit buses, school buses, and the like. Having ridden the bus to school in elementary school, I have very early memories of the thick columns of black exhaust being piped out the back of the bus after being dropped off. It was never pleasant but recent studies revealing just how harmful and carcinogenic that very same diesel exhaust is to our health have made those large diesel vehicles targets for cities around the world as they work to map out their path forward to a clean air future.