School bus idling project gets $15,000 EPA grant

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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