Clean Air Campaign recognizes White Oak

SUGAR HILL -- The Clean Air Campaign recently honored a local school for its demonstrated commitment to improving mobility and air quality.

As part of the 2012 PACE Awards, White Oak Elementary was named school of the year.

According to a news release from the organization, the awards aim to recognize the best commute options programs in Georgia, celebrating the success of employers, schools and individuals in advancing the promise of clean air and less traffic.

"Commute options programs are vital for effectively managing the increased demand on our roadways as our state continues to grow," said Georgia Department of Transportation Director of Planning Toby Carr. "Georgia DOT applauds the many employers, individuals and schools, especially those honored that are making significant contributions by encouraging the use of commute options."

The Clean Air Campaign is a not-for-proit organization that works with more than 1,600 Georgia employers, thousand of commuters and more than 300 K-12 schools to encourage actions that result in less traffic congestion and better air quality.

For more information, visit www.cleanaircampaign.org.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.