Spare the Air Youth Grant
In spring 2013, seven projects were awarded Spare the Air Youth grants. These projects leverage existing Regional Safe Routes to School (RSRTS) programs and climate awareness programs to educate and encourage youth about transportation and climate change issues.
- The Bay Area Bike Mobile hosts bicycle repair clinics at schools, libraries, recreation centers, and community events across the San Francisco Bay Area.
- The BayMobile brings animals, interactive experiments, and climate change education from the Aquarium of the Bay to schools throughout the Bay Area. Learn more by watching Climate Change in the Classroom.
- YBike offers after school bike clubs for middle school students at select schools in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and Marin County.
- Through the Climate Justice Youth Academy, POWER has worked with youth climate and environmental leaders to develop and present a workshop promoting youth transit passes and encouraging their peers to become lifelong transit riders.
- The City of Morgan Hill's Go Green Fridays campaign aimed to reduce pollution and traffic around schools by reaching out to students and their parents to change thinking and habits about school commutes.
- Led by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, bicycle coalitions around the San Francisco Bay Area are providing Family Biking Workshops, which offer an opportunity for families to practice bicycling together, learn about cargo bike options, and participate in fun activities.
- The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), with the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC), Marin Transit, Petaluma Transit, and the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency are developing educational videos and other marketing materials to encourage students to take transit. They organized an Amazing Bus Race to get high school students having fun while riding the bus.
The Spare the Air Youth grant program funds activities throughout the Bay Area. Check out the upcoming events from these great programs! Please note not all events are open to the public.