U.S. PERC unveils contest to boost adoption of Autogas school buses

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced a new scholarship contest to promote environmentally friendly practices at school—like riding on a clean, LPG-powered school bus.

Students interested in entering the contest have to submit a drawing with a short, written response about how they would make their school more sustainable. One winner from each age group (8-9, 10-11, 12-14) will earn a $2,000 donation to their school to put toward a sustainability project of its choice.

PERC’s “Be Like Jack” sustainability contest, held in partnership with The Week Junior magazine, is inspired by Jack Kendrick, a middle school student from South Carolina that successfully petitioned his school district to purchase the state’s first Autogas special needs school bus. Jack earned PERC’s first Clean Energy Hero Award for his actions.

“Jack is an inspiration to us all, and we know there are many more children just like him who have big ideas on how to make the world a more sustainable place,” said Stephen Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development for PERC. “By advocating for LPG school buses, Jack was able to significantly reduce harmful emissions for his classmates, his bus driver, and his community. Imagine what could happen if every student stood up for their sustainable idea, and we’re excited to kickstart a cleaner future through these donations.”

More than 1,000 school districts across the country have improved its sustainability by adopting LPG-powered school buses, including many districts that have replaced entire diesel fleets with clean Autogas. For more information, please visit this link.

Photo: Jack Kendrick successfully petitioned his school district to purchase a special needs Autogas school bus, earning him PERC’s Clean Energy Hero Award

6 July 2022