Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Students can start the New Year off with a resolution for their schools to be more environmentally responsible. Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. and the nation's largest school bus manufacturer, IC Bus, is looking for America's Greenest School-and Minnesota students can help. Students can enter by visiting. On the site, they can learn more about making their school more environmentally friendly and submit a 500-word essay that describes what makes their school "green". Activities such as setting up in-school recycling programs, keeping lights turned off when not in use, using environmentally smart landscaping and encouraging students to ride school buses instead of driving to school are all ideal solutions for creating a greener school. The submission should describe how the school shows its commitment to going green, how it teaches its students the value of green living, how it shows its dedication to green transportation, or how it embodies the spirit of a greener planet. "This program can help students, teachers and parents learn that they do have the power to make greener choices that will positively affect the environment," said Terra Wellington, the author of the new book "The Mom's Guide to Growing Your Family Green: Saving the Earth Begins at Home" and one of the judges of the essay contest. "Making America's schools greener is a winning lesson plan for everyone." Finalists will be announced after Earth Day and the public will be able to vote to choose who wins the title of America's Greenest School. The winning school will receive a plug-in hybrid school bus from IC Bus, which can increase the fuel efficiency of standard school buses by 65 percent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent. The hybrid school bus has an estimated retail value of $200,000. Sponsoring teachers have the chance to win $3,000 to use toward educational materials. The student who submits the winning essay will win a 5,000 scholarship. Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. is excited to help local schools enter for a chance to win a hybrid school bus. Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. has evolved as a leader in the transportation industry over the past 60 years. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and years of experience makes us the transportation specialists. We are a full-service dealership with an extensive inventory of new and used school buses, commercial buses, medium duty trucks, and related parts and services. Our knowledgeable personnel are dedicated to servicing all of your transportation needs. Our mission is to deliver top quality mobility products at a favorable cost, to provide a first class parts and service facility and to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with our suppliers, our company and our customers. Additional information is available at www.hoglundbus.com.