Every school day 110,000 kids in BC ride the school bus. The time those kids spend on the bus - and the distance they travel - adds up. In all, BC school buses travel roughly 33 million kilometers every year.
So far there are 71 electric school buses running in BC. Now we need more electric school buses, in all of our 64 school districts.
In BC, most districts own their buses - which means school boards make the decision on what kind they purchase. Other districts contract out their bus services. When those tenders go out, districts can specify that they'd like to see electric buses in the fleet. Either way, your voice as a parent can really make a difference.
And, new funding now makes electric school buses much more affordable, and is available to districts, contractors and private schools. Now is a great time to get involved.
Ready to advocate for ebuses in your district? Sign up here to learn more, or email [email protected]
Check out our resources page for our step-by-step guide on advocating for ebuses, funding links, a video recording of our presentation on electric school buses and more!
See our faq and backgrounder for in depth information on health and climate impacts and financial benefits.
Explore these lesson plans from CleanBC or for younger kids, download our colouring sheet or learn some fun facts about school buses here.