Organize an Alternative Transportation Day

Plan a day to see how creative your student body can be with how they get to school. Make sure you do a lot of advertising to make sure that you get a good turnout for the project. Some options for transportation are biking, skating, skateboards, pogo sticks, row boats, other boats (if energy efficient),[…]

Carpool Days

Get the information out that your group will be having a contest to see how many people can carpool to school in one car. Make sure you tell them that every person must be legally in a seat belt. You want this to be a safe project. Make flyers, posters, announcements and so on letting[…]

Checking for Oil Leaks

This is can be an easy project to do. Get a few members of your council together around lunchtime and go to the parking lot and check all the cars in the lot to see if any of them are leaking oil. If they are leaking oil, leave them a note saying that they have[…]

Student Automobile Efficiency Day

So, when was the last time you checked your tire pressure? Have the class survey the school parking lot. Give out ribbons to drivers – if they want their tire pressures checked they put the ribbon on their dash or rearview mirrors. The class then checks all the marked cars in the lot and leaves[…]

Automobile Efficiency Mini Lessons

Speak with your auto mechanics teacher and find out if they would be willing to help teach people about some of the different ways to make their cars more efficient. If this is something they are interested in, find out how easy it would be to set up a demonstration after school, where people could[…]

Adopt a Highway

You can follow these steps to setup a highway clean-up site. Speak with your teacher/sponsor to find out if it is possible for your group to participate in adopt a highway clean-ups. Then contact the Texas Department of Transportation “Don’t Mess with Texas” campaign. This website will give you all the information for your area.[…]

What’s Your Mode?

Background Information: More students today ride to school with an adult or on the bus than ever before. This leads to fuel usage that previously was saved, as students were able and willing to walk to school. By calculating exactly what it costs for each child to get to school, better decisions can be made. Bus costs vary greatly depending on[…]

Texas Public Transit and You

Background Information: Ridership is defined as the number of people that ride public transit in a day. Large cities spend lots of dollars and hours to determine ways to increase ridership. Houston and Dallas have put in mass transit trains to better serve their populations. Corpus Christi has increased the areas and neighborhoods the bus goes to and streamlined the use of special[…]

Energy Trip Ticket

Background Information: Students use energy every day without thinking about where it comes from, how it arrives or even that they are using it. This activity will help to make students aware of their energy usage by making them “pay” for each energy trip they make throughout the day. This activity will also get students thinking about ways they can conserve or eliminate[…]

Auto Tire Pressure

Background Information: America is driving around on under-inflated tires, according to a recent survey. Under-inflated tires lower gas mileage, wasting millions of dollars each year. Under-inflated tires are also a major safety hazard. Thousands of accidents each year may be caused by poor handling due to under inflated tires. Interesting Facts: One out of three light trucks and one out of four cars[…]