New School Year, Same Dirty Buses: A Town Hall on Air Quality

09/24/2018 at 10:00pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

They’re big, they’re yellow and they’re polluting our air. School buses are the largest form of mass transit in the United States, and they desperately need an upgrade. Emissions from diesel school buses are linked to asthma, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, cancers, and even higher mortality rates. No one should have to breathe in dangerous pollutants while riding the bus, especially when cleaner, safer alternatives, such as all-electric school buses, are available. Read the background paper here.

Come to learn about these impacts from experts and local activists and discover pathways toward electrifying our school buses! Guest speakers include:

Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Matt Casale, US PIRG
Adam Armstrong, Resilient Red Hook
Tevin C.S. Grant, Esq., Electric School Bus Campaign
Kevin Cromar, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management

Refreshments will be provided!

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