March 25, 2010

Students Reduce Vehicle Idling in San Antonio, Texas (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Students Reduce Vehicle Idling in San Antonio, Texas, which aired on March 25, 2010.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week hails from San Antonio, Texas, where students are helping to reduce wasteful vehicle idling. As the first school in its district, members of the Camelot Elementary's Green Patrol carry signs with anti-idling messages, reminding parents to turn off their cars during after-school pickup. Parents that sign off on the program display a "Clean Air Driver" windshield sticker. Coordinators say students are learning a valuable lesson at a young age.

ANNETTE PROSTERMAN: One thing that's really great about this program is that it involves the children, and it empowers them to do something, and when they can see a difference, I think that really goes a long way to giving them hope for the future.

JOHN DAVIS: The school cafeteria's bulletin board is filled with idle-reduction facts and figures. It serves as a constant reminder of how a "Green Patrol" zone can help reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality for the residents of the Alamo City.

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