School’s In, Idling’s Out – ALI Webcast

Check out ALI’s School’s In, Idling’s Out Webcast to learn about the successes and challenges of the Cincinnati Anti-Idling Campaign which took place at Cincinnati Public Schools from 2010- 2011. Resources for reducing vehicle idling are also featured on the webcast.

ALI’s Sustainable Schools Anti-Idling Project aims to build a network of collaborators to reduce vehicle idling on school property in the Greater Cincinnati area. The long term goal is to build a sustainable infrastructure for anti-idling and improvement of health for children with asthma. Many thanks to the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training for funding this project.

Thanks to the following webcast panelists:

Patrick Ryan, PhD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Maurice Harris, Corporate Communications, FirstGroup

Joy Landry, Public Relations Specialist, Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency

Cynthia Eghbalnia, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Environmental Health & Safety Professional, Green Stream Concepts, Inc.

Check out the Cincinnati Anti-Idling Video produced by ALI and CET which features students from ALI’s Eco-Mentoring Program at North Avondale Montessori School.

About ALI

ALI coordinates the Sustainable Schools Task Force. Its purpose is to offer school districts strategies and program options for long term sustainability thereby saving resources and money and educating the next generation of environmental stewards. The Sustainable Schools Task Force uses real world problem-solving tied to Green STEM careers to move the people and the program forward so that energy savings becomes an asset and schools can sustain their innovations. Cash strapped districts can particularly benefit from such a strategic approach.

ALI offers Green STEM Fairs as introductions to green technologies and careers and Eco-Mentoring. a ten to twenty week hour long series of workshops for student clubs or a class covering green technologies in more depth.

To find out about these programs for your school, please contact ALI at 513-541-4607, or click ALI – K12 Green STEM Education Programs


ALI at Space Day

ALI Executive Director Ginny Frazier and Bret Henderson of Solar Power & Light - Space Day 2013

ALI Executive Director Ginny Frazier and Bret Henderson of Solar Power & Light – Space Day 2013

ALI Board members Julie Dietsch and Dave Hawkins will demonstrate fuel cell and solar technologies at the annual Space Day program on October 4th. The event held each year at the Scarlet Oaks vocational campus attracts 2,000+ students and families from across the Tri-State area and features hands-on activities such as the renewable technologies Dave and Julie will demonstrate. Hearty thanks to Julie and Dave for making it happen! For more information about Space Day, visit:

ALI Board Chair to Speak at STEM Event


ALI Board Chairperson Valda Freeman Karmo will be speaking at the “Believe in Ohio” regional STEM forum at the University of Cincinnati on September 27th. She will speak about advanced energy fuel cells and her work as an engineer and consultant. Besides being an entrepreneur, Valda is a PTO President and Cincinnati Public Schools parent. Way to go Valda! For more information about “Believe in Ohio” visit:

ALI Receives PNC Grant for Sustainable Schools Leadership Project

Robert H Reakirt Foundation of PNC Charitable Trusts awarded a grant to ALI to expand long term sustainability programs with schools in Cincinnati metro area. ALI’s Sustainable Schools Leadership Project includes Green STEM programs that can bridge operations and curriculum domains within schools.