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Back in School 101

Hi Friends,

I hope you’ve had an amazing beginning to the school year! Even though we’ve entered the fall season and the temperature is starting to drop, we can’t forget about the important of keeping our air clean. In fact, now that we are all back in school, there are lots of things you can do this school year to help Spare The Air. Here are some of my favorite ways to Spare The Air during the school year:

  • Bringing a refillable water bottle to school every day. Using a refillable water bottle helps Spare The Air because it means we have to produce less plastic water bottles. Plus, it means less pollution from trucks because we don’t need them to transport as many of them to stores.
  • Recycling your paper, plastic and cans. Recycling is the number one way we can help protect our planet. It prevents pollution because we don’t have to take it to a landfill where it would be burned. Burning garbage is bad and illegal in California because it releases toxics into our air.

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  • Walking to school. Walking to school is not only a great way to get exercise, but just like biking, skateboarding or scootering, it helps Spare The Air because you aren’t driving.

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  • Riding the school bus, or sharing a ride to school with a neighbor or friend. Riding the bus or carpooling to school is another awesome way to Spare The Air because it means less cars on the road!

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It’s important to help Spare The Air for our health, and for our environment. When you’re a kid, your lungs are still developing, and breathing poor air quality can damage them. Have a grown-up download the free Sacramento Region Air Quality app on their phone to receive notifications when the air quality is poor, so you can avoid the harmful effects of air pollution. Tell your teachers what you’ve learned from Scooter’s World and share some awesome Spare The Air games and activities with them by clicking here: http://www.aqmdscooter.com/index.php/activities/.

If you want to hang out with me when I’m out and about, check my calendar to see where I will be visiting next!

Until next time!

Your pal,

-Scooter