Entry #1442, August 6, 2012
Back to school is just around the corner. Parents are now looking for green ways to save money and the Earth’s resources while going through their daily school routines. One of the concerns is the distance of your home to school and transporting your kids. Whether you drive, walk, take a train, etc… there are always greener alternatives to your current routine.
On the contrary, back to school also brings pollution. With the majority of people from all ages traveling from home to school or offices, pollution is inevitable. But there are several green ways to reduce the effects of transporting to school:
This is very effective especially for families with different destinations. There are times when your kids are enrolled in different schools that are located in opposite directions. With this scenario, a car pool will be a great solution to save your travel time and gasoline as well. This will also allow your kids to be acquainted with other kids and add more friends. Other carpooling options include pairing up with neighbors and taking turns driving back and forth to school on designated days of the week.
Utilize school bus services
This is one of the greenest ways in going to school. Riding a school bus is affordable and efficient. It provides pressure for kids to wake up early; otherwise, they will be left behind. The good thing with school bus services is that it is safe and usually provided by the school. With school buses, a lot of students are able to go to school with only one means of transportation.
Bike to school
Biking to school is still one of the greenest modes of transportation, besides walking. The bike doesn’t produce smoke and can double as a form of exercise. You can be sure that you are not only saving money for your transportation but also keeping your body in top shape. With its sleek design, you are free from getting stuck from traffic. This option is ideal for older middle, high school and college students are more independent and can safely get back and forth to school.
Going to school will never be so productive and beneficial when the above-mentioned green solutions are considered.
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