Spare the Air Youth Site Launched
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), announced the launch of a new website, sparetheairyouth.org
, to teach students about the benefits of walking, biking, carpooling or taking transit to and from school.
The website provides resources for parents and teachers to teach kids and families about improving air quality around schools. Program providers will be able to access a wealth of information about best practices, idea sharing, available programs, as well as lesson plans, events and contests that teach youth about safety, clean air and transportation. Providers also will be able to connect with others in their field through the website.
Launched to coincide with international “Walk to School Day,” the website is part of MTC’s Climate Initiatives Program, a partnership effort between MTC and the Air District to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.