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Committed to the Environment

Caring for students and their futures

Environmental responsibility is fundamental

We conduct our daily operations with an aim to prevent the pollution of water, air, and land, as well as prevent disruption or loss of biodiversity. Our operating procedures ensure we comply with all federal and state regulatory requirements at the facility serving your district, and we carefully monitor our location-level impact. Our environmental management consultant, Strata Environmental Inc., oversees our reporting systems, providing guidance in all major areas of environmental compliance.


These efforts include:

  • Waste minimization
  • Clean Water Act compliance
  • Spill and release response and reporting
  • Chemical inventory management and reporting
  • Compliance auditing
  • Environmental information management (due diligence for new locations)
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We have reduced our PM2.5, or small particulate matter, emissions by 82% over the past three years

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We have reduced our nitrogen oxide emissions by 73% over the past three years

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We have reduced our CO₂ emissions by 63% over the past three years

Your Partner in Sustainable Solutions

Making the transition to alternative fuels or powertrains can present complex challenges. First Student’s leadership and experience in fleet electrification helps school districts make the most informed decision when pursuing and achieving sustainable energy objectives. Our team will work with you to understand your specific goals, needs, and constraints before evaluating and presenting potential solutions.

Electric school buses provide a unique set of benefits to your district: cleaner, healthier air for your students and communities, a decreased carbon footprint, and zero emissions at the vehicle level.

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First Student and the Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, jointly announced that First Student has placed the largest order of electric school buses by a single customer in Lion’s history.

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As school districts look to make their communities cleaner, using alternative fuels or electric school buses is often a great place to begin. First Student can help you understand your options and where to start.

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Learn More About Us!

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student moves more students per day than all U.S. airlines combined. We know the value in leveraging our best practices, technologies, and processes to deliver quality transportation solutions. What sets us apart is our desire to build close, trusted partnerships with the districts we serve.


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191 Rosa Parks Street, 8th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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