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F E AT U R E ARTICLE DE FOND BREATHING EASIER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS CANADA & THE U.S. LOOK TO TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS TO SAVE MONEY AND REDUCE HARMFUL EMISSIONS. THE TREND TO move to environmentally friendly forms of transportation grows every year and school districts in Canada and the U.S. are leading the way. In the United States, schools across 45 states - a total of more than 7,000 buses - have transitioned to propane. The trend prompted the U.S. Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to launch an awareness campaign called "Better Our Buses" in fall 2015 to teach communities about the benefits of propane-powered transportation. The Council has partnered with journalist, former teacher and 10 ENERGIZED | ÉNERGISÉ daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, and the non-profit Adopt a Classroom to donate more than $30,000 nationwide to teachers at schools adopting propane buses. "It's clear when you talk to school administrators and transportation departments that they are saving more than just dollars and cents by going with propane buses," said Hager in a PERC press release. "The switch is improving their school as a whole and giving them the opportunity to invest in more teachers or school programs." Continued on page 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2016

Message from the Executive Director
Message de la directrice exécutive
Provincial Updates
Les provinces
Breathing Easier
Respirer plus aisément
B.C.’s Minister of Environment Talks Propane
La ministre de l’Environnement de la C.-B. sur le sujet du propane
Greening Your Business
Écologisez votre entreprise
Advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada: The Role of Propane
Avancer les communautés alimentées à l’énergie intelligente au Canada : le rôle du propane
Cooking for Life
Cuisiner pour la vie
Meeting in the Mountains
Une réunion au sommet des montagnes
6 Ways to Green Your Farm
6 options plus écologiques pour votre ferme
Index to Advertisers
Index des Annonceurs

Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2016