New Transportation Action Project Launches with Success!

EarthTeam is excited to announce the successful launch of a brand new program focused on transportation, the Transportation Action Project. In partnership with StopWaste.org, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Alameda Office of Education, EarthTeam staff have been hard at work creating and delivering the new program to middle and high schools throughout Alameda County including stops at Berkeley High, Kennedy High, Mt. Eden High, and Skyline High.

The Transportation Action Project helps students learn about climate change, CO2 emissions and the impact their transportation choices have on the environment. Students conduct a transportation audit and organize action projects in their class and on campus to reduce CO2 by changing their transportation habits all through a hands on, service-learning approach with the help of EarthTeam staff. Students map their travel routes and modes in relation to school and get a chance to create and respond to real CO2 data derived from the audit. Students then use this information to craft their action plan in response to the data.

EarthTeam is currently booking the Transportation Action Project at multiple middle and high schools for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers and students interested in bringing the Transportation Action Project to their school can contact Jose Luis Martinez at the below contact information.

Contact Jose Luis Martinez
Email: joseluis@earthteam.net
Phone: (510) 704-4030

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