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Tracking and Investigating Transport Use

Conduct a Student Transport Survey

Student transport is responsible for just over 20% of a school’s total greenhouse gas emissions. By conducting a school transport audit, students can measure and describe the environmental impact of using transport at school, as well as to and from school. Such investigation can lead to the development of student travel actions and strategies for the School Environmental Management Plan, that not only lower the school's environmental impact but also ease traffic congestion around the school. Possible Travel Smart strategies to consider for the school may include walking bus programs or increasing the number of students who walk, cycle, car pool or catch public transport to school.

Student Activities

Investigate the travel distance and method of transport from home to school. Access a Student Transport Survey (DOC, 64KB) and fill in data for the class. This information can be used to develop a report (including graphs) describing student transport and the greenhouse gas emissions it produces.
Investigate the travel distance and method of transport from home to school. Access a Student Transport Survey (DOC, 64KB) and fill in data for the class. This information can be used to develop a report (including graphs) describing student transport and the greenhouse gas emissions it produces.

Teacher Tips

Students can map and survey school-related transport and its impacts. Students can then identify transport patterns and develop alternative transport methods. Students can also investigate emissions from different types of transport. More information about the survey procedure can be found on the Student Transport Survey webpage.

Curriculum Links

Students can map and survey school-related transport and its impacts. Students can then identify transport patterns and develop alternative transport methods. Students can also investigate emissions from different types of transport. More information about the survey procedure can be found on the Student Transport Survey webpage.

Curriculum Links