As coordinator for Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies, I keep very busy teaching Milwaukee students about asthma: what it is and how to manage it. Last week was especially busy, as I also was gearing up for Milwaukee Public Schools’ anti-idling campaign. It was so great to see young students taking action to make the air they breathe better.
As the bell rang at the end of the day, students at Congress Elementary School ran up to parked cars, vans and buses and asked drivers to turn off the ignition and pledge to not idle. Check out the photos from the event. It’s part of an anti-idling campaign involving 20 other MPS schools through an asthma management grant from the Centers for Disease Control. FAM Allies received an additional grant from the CDC to provide these same schools with asthma education.