Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed has launched Learn Green, Live Green, a year-long initiative to go green, by unveiling the state’s first hybrid-electric school bus.

Learn Green, Live Green is designed to help educators, students, parents and community members discover practical, cost-effective ways to model environmentally-responsible behavior both inside and outside of the classroom. The Learn Green, Live Green concept fits naturally with Indiana’s academic standards, local school curricula and student learning goals at each grade level. Local participation is completely voluntary.

“We can all be more conscious of the impact we have on the world around us and how our everyday choices can make a real difference,” said Reed. “This is a great opportunity for our students and communities to learn to live more responsibly together.”

Each month in 2008, the Indiana Department of Education will spotlight a different aspect of the issue through an interactive Web site while offering a variety of related resources for schools and communities.

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