By Lauren Kearns, Capital Current, December 28, 2022
A yellow bus has been the universal sign of school for decades. Although the actual colour of the bus may not change, the tire tracks left behind may soon be green if a new Ecology Ottawa push for electric school buses is successful.
The group is one of many Canadian environmental organizations campaigning for an electric school bus fleet. The advocates argue that, not only are traditional diesel-powered buses harmful to the environment, they are also associated with significant health risks.
...Cheryl Randall, the climate change campaign organizer at Ecology Ottawa, said children are at high risk for respiratory infections because their immune systems are not fully developed.