School buses idle for thousands of hours a year, spewing diesel fumes into schoolyards across the country. But a project called Improving Kids' Environment (IKE) based in Indianapolis, Ind. is working to educate school officials on how the practice affects students with their "Smart Schools Don't Idle" campaign. IKE was awarded a $15,729 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 on Friday. IKE and nine other organizations were awarded $187,200 in grant money from the EPA Region 5 this year. IKE's goal is that "the school communit[ies] will be able to make informed decisions about personal behaviors and how they affect air quality."

[Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5]

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