Hug High Goes Idle Free

20140821_144216That's right -- Idle Free Schools has struck again. This time it was Proctor R. Hug High School in Reno, Nevada. With support from Hug High science teacher Tammy Nechita and ACE Climate Action Fellow Alicia Wong, ACE Director of Education Rebecca Anderson met up with Hug High students outside their school last week and installed three beautiful Idle Free signs along the curb where cars and buses line up after school. By becoming an Idle Free School, Hug High parents, students, staff and bus drivers are committing to not idling their car, truck or bus while on school grounds. It's a small action but not idling saves money and gas as well as CO2. It also makes for cleaner air and healthier lungs for all the students at Hug. Hug High joins a growing list of 13 other Washoe County schools in the Reno-Sparks area that have gone Idle Free. Congrats, Hug! 20140821_145602

Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca Anderson is ACE’s Director of Education. She came to ACE in its inception in 2008. Rebecca develops ACE's science content, manages the online climate education resource Our Climate Our Future, oversees the ACE Teacher Network, and works with schools in the Reno-Tahoe area. Prior to ACE, she did paleoclimate research in the Arctic and Antarctica.