School Transportation Assessment
Transportation accounts for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in schools requires an understanding of how students and teachers travel to and from school. The SEI School Transportation Assessment provides hands-on lessons that guide students in conducting a transportation audit and calculating school transportation carbon emissions. By evaluating current transportation practices and impacts, students and school staff create informed strategies to encourage more sustainable transportation alternatives. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the transportation landscape at their school through a series of quantitative and qualitative Transportation Audits. Students will make the connections between vehicle miles traveled, miles per gallon, and climate change by calculating school trip emissions.
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