Every day, hundreds of thousands of Ohio children ride school buses that run on dirty diesel engines. Pollution from diesel buses makes climate change worse. It can also cause asthma attacks and cancer. Diesel-powered school buses don’t just pollute the outdoors—diesel pollution can get trapped inside the school bus, meaning children may be breathing in harmful fumes each time they ride the bus to and from school.
In May 2022, EPA opened applications for its Clean School Bus Program, a $5 billion program that will help school districts across the country replace older diesel school buses with zero-tailpipe-pollution electric buses. This new EPA program is a historic opportunity to invest in cleaner, healthier transportation for our children, and we can’t let this moment pass us by.
Take 2 minutes to call your Ohio school district to urge them to apply for Clean School Bus Program funding.
Step 1: Find the phone number for your school district superintendent HERE.
Step 2: Make a quick call to the superintendent, using the following call script:
Hello. My name is XX, and I live in XX school district. I’m reaching out today to ask our district to apply for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebate Program. The program, funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is offering selected applicants funding for up to 25 zero-emission (electric) or clean fuel school buses. These buses offer not only substantial cost benefits, but also significant health benefits to our students, drivers, neighborhoods, and environment. As a parent in this school district who cares about the health of all our children, I urge you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to create a cleaner, healthier environment for our students and community.
Step 3: Email Tracy Sabetta to let us know you made the call.
That’s all there is to it! Thank you for taking action in Ohio!
Learn more about electric school buses in Ohio HERE.
Learn more about EPA’s Clean School Bus Program HERE.
Learn more about support we can give to school districts applying for electric school bus funds HERE.