​Sustainable Solutions Resources


  
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​Public Transportation System

Activities

Car of the Future. NOVA Teachers. Grades 6-12. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/3507_car.html. Student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint of their city's/town's public transportation system and then prepare a report that explains why their transportation plan is the best for their community.

The Air That I Breathe by Streets Education through the Livable Streets Initiative. Grades 6-8. http://streetseducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/lse_elem_the-air-that-i-breath_sample_lesson3.pdf. This unit makes the connection between our transportation choices and air quality, using the area around your school to do hands-on science lessons. Sample lesson focuses on measuring “Average Vehicle Occupancy” to find out if people are carpooling in the area around your school.

Books/Reports

Modernizing Public Transportation: Lessons learned from major bus improvements in Latin America and Asia. World Resources Institute. (2010). http://www.wri.org/publication/modernizing_public_transportation. This report from the World Resources Institute provides key findings and lessons learned from a comprehensive review of major bus improvements in 13 Latin American and Asian cities.

General Web Resources

The Implications of Sustainable and Active Transportation. Transport Canada. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/programs/environment-utsp-socialimplications-1013.htm. This website discusses how transportation is related to a sense of community involvement and social equity.