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Organize a Carpool

Driving can be a stressful activity, especially when you live in a high-traffic area or do a lot of driving during rush hour.

Between soccer practice or ballet, taking kids to school and driving to and from work, it often seems like our lives are devoured by the time we spend in the car every day. What's more, every mile we drive contributes to polluting the air we breathe. Even if you’re too young to drive, you can still play a part in reducing the air pollution caused by traffic in your community. By organizing carpool for your sports team or a school field trip, you'll be helping cut down on gas, a costly resource, and reducing pollution.


Carpools can be a great way to care for our air, but they also have many other benefits.

  • Save money on gas and car repairs
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Help parents with busy schedules organize their time

Step It Up

Kids can help organize a carpool system to get to school or soccer practice. Make it easier for your busy parents by arranging for them to alternate driving with a friend, classmate or teammate’s parents. College students can create a “ride board” at their school, to help students without cars to find transportation. Adults can organize a carpool system in their office.

Keep It Simple

You don’t need to organize a carpool to be a part of one. Find out if there’s an existing carpool at your office you can join, or ask about a carpool system at your child’s school.

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