Minnesota students deserve to breathe clean air, and we have a unique opportunity to make it happen! Thanks to federal funding, it’s easier than ever to get FREE electric buses in our school districts. Learn more about how to get electric school buses in your district!
Last year, Minnesota only gained 4 electric school buses in the first round of federal funding — even South Dakota doubled us in the number of electric school buses they received! We have a lot of catching up to do – and it’s time to show our neighboring states that Minnesota prioritizes our students’ health.
Help us triple the number of electric school buses we receive for 2023 by joining our team – just fill out the form the bottom of this page.
MN350 is a member of the Coalition for Clean Transportation. Launched in 2018, the Coalition is committed to the belief that climate action requires advancing proactive solutions and industry-wide shifts towards cleaner, healthier alternatives. We’re organizing everyday Minnesotans and communities for clean air, a stable climate, and a just economic transition from our dirty fuel economy.
And we’re already winning:
You have the opportunity right now to get an electric school bus in your district! The Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Rebate Program is open until January 31, 2024—and we want to help support you in applying and becoming familiar with electric school buses. The Coalition for Clean Transportation with MN350, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (HPHC), and CURE are hosting this educational panel all about how electric school buses work, what it takes to get one in your district, and success stories from districts that already have them.
It’s not too late to start applying! Learn what you need to do to bring an Electric School Bus to your district!
Air pollution caused by vehicles is the United States’ biggest single contributor to global warming. It’s responsible for up to an estimated 4,000 annual deaths in the Twin Cities alone, and disproportionately effects the young, old, low-income, and communities of color.
Replacing all of America’s school buses with electric buses could avoid an average of 5.3 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year which – the equivalent of taking about a million cars off the road. Investing in clean technology can save us money, and the health and climate benefits are enormous.
Thanks to the work of ordinary people like you, Minnesotans are buying in to a Clean Transportation future, to save money on fuel, end toxic air pollution, and combat climate change for future generations.
If you’re interested in joining us, you can sign up using the form below! Additionally, you can join us at one of our regular transportation team meetings, featured on our event page, or you can directly email organizer Sonita van der Leeuw with further questions.