Biking for Clean Air: A 2018-19 Success Story

Note: Posts before 2020 reflect EarthGen’s former name, Washington Green Schools.

Students sitting on Hutton Elementary School sign with bikes next to them.
A sea of bikes parked in front of Hutton Elementary School.

In Spokane’s Hutton Elementary, a team of sixth-graders wanted to cut air pollution in their community. The Green Team launched its first-ever bike-to-school program and increased the number of cyclists by five times, to more than 100 riders each day!  By earning their EarthGen (formerly Washington Green Schools) certification in Transportation, Hutton joined hundreds of other certified green schools in the EarthGen network. Next up, the students want to make biking for clean air a program across all Spokane Public Schools.