NYLPI and Community Partners Launch Clean School Bus Campaign

October 14, 2020

Clean School Bus, Environmental Justice, News

The Clean School Bus campaign works to transition New York City’s 10,000 school bus fleet from diesel to electric. Along with partner organizations, stakeholders and community members, the coalition is fighting for clean and safe busing for all NYC students.

The Clean School Bus coalition launched our agenda to fight for the electrification of New York City school buses. As low income communities and communities of color continue to bear the burden of these diesel buses, the coalition will continue to educate and fight for the health and equity of environmental justice communities, by continuing to push for electric school bus pilot programs and legislation for an all-electric school bus fleet by 2040.

The coalition’s launch was covered in Queens Daily Eagle and silive.com.

Queens Daily Eagle: Coalition works to make NYC’s yellow school buses go green

By Rachel VIck
October 6, 2020

A coalition of environmental groups and elected officials want New York City’s yellow school buses to go green.

The newly formed NYC Clean School Bus Coalition unveiled a plan Monday to electrify the privately-owned, diesel-fueled school bus fleet serving schoolchildren by 2040 to match the city’s commitment for its public buses.

“Part of creating a more equitable and sustainable city is prioritizing the health and safety of children as well as community as a whole through the electrification of school buses,” said New York Lawyers for the Public Interest community organizer Jenny Veloz.

silive.com: New coalition seeks to electrify NYC’s school bus fleet

By Erik Bascome
October 6, 2020

On Monday, various local nonprofit organizations announced the formation of the NYC Clean School Bus Coalition, a group dedicated to electrifying the city’s entire fleet of privately-owned school buses by 2040.

The recently formed coalition consists of the The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, 350Brooklyn, North Brooklyn Neighbors and Earthjustice.

The electric school bus advocates said they hope to achieve their goal of electrifying all 10,000 New York City school buses by 2040 by supporting and encouraging new pilot programs, as well as engaging and educating New Yorkers on the importance of their initiative.

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