School District in East Chicago, Indiana, Purchases Propane Buses to Address Local Public Health Concerns

Environmental Resilience Institute

Following local environmental crises affecting children’s health in East Chicago, the local school district, School City of East Chicago, decided to purchase propane school buses as a healthier and less air pollution alternative to diesel. South Shore Clean Cities, an organization that manages the Northern Indiana Green Fleet program for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, guided the purchase. With the help of South Shore Clean Cities, the district purchased three new propane school buses with $75,000 from Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s DieselWise grant.

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