Chicago (ToGW) - The nation’s largest independent school bus company, the Cook Illinois Corporation based in Chicago, is planning to switch its entire fleet to biodiesel.
Biodiesel is a cleaner burning diesel fuel made from renewable sources, including vegetable oil. Bus-riding children have been shown to have been more exposed to exhaust fumes.
The bus fleet is the largest in Illinois, and the largest independent fleet in the U.S.
In addition, company officials will kick off a new Clean Air Club for kids and a new website that teaches kids about the importance of reducing air pollution.
Experts called this a good first step.
Via :: ENN