Actualizing Equity: Electric School Buses for Environmental Justice
Every weekday, the emissions from diesel school buses threaten the health of hundreds of thousands of Minnesota’s K-12 students and drive up harmful air pollution in BIPOC communities. Right now, kids living in North Minneapolis and East Phillips — predominantly BIPOC neighborhoods — experience asthma hospitalizations at five times the rates of Minnesotans across the state, making clean electric school buses a clear environmental justice issue.
This legislative session, the Alliance-convened Coalition for Clean Transportation worked with directly impacted community members, health professionals and advocates to pass significant funding to electrify more school bus fleets and prioritize school districts in communities already facing environmental justice impacts and disparities.
Join us to learn more about the organizing behind the win and next steps for implementation!