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August 30, 2012

Students hope campaign will be breath of fresh air for Brampton community

Welcome back, turn off your engines—this is the message students and staff from David Suzuki Secondary School will deliver on Sept. 4 when students return to school. Teams will line the school entrance during the first week back, and speak to drivers about the effects of idling on the air and human health.
 
“We made a commitment to both our community and our school’s namesake, Dr. David Suzuki, to be a centre of environmental excellence,” says Jeanne Gray, principal of David Suzuki. “We’re always striving to ensure the healthiest possible community for our students. This activity is the start of a year of initiatives designed to improve the environmental health of our local community and beyond.”
 
The school’s anti-idling campaign is supported by Dads Against Dirty Air (DADA), a parent-run volunteer organization that aims to stop idling. DADA provides resources to schools to help raise awareness about the issue. More information is available at www.dadacanada.com.
 
The anti-idling teams will be in front of the school from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m. from Sept. 4 to 7. David Suzuki is located at 45 Daviselm Dr. in Brampton.

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Media contact:  Jeanne Gray, Principal, David Suzuki Secondary School, 905-457-7941 or Jeanne.gray@peelsb.com

Reference: Alison Farbar, Communications Officer, acting, 905-890-1010 ext. 2626, alison.farbar@peelsb.com

Note to media: Media consent has been obtained for select students for interviews and photographs. Wide-angle photographs showing the campaign in action are also acceptable. Campaign organizer and teacher Josh Crozier can assist media on site.

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