Environmental Health and Safety
Air Quality



​Vehicle emissions are the largest contributor to ground level ozone.  Nitrogen oxides from vehicle emissions combined with volatile organic contanminants and sunlight to form ozone and ground level smog. 


CMS  is working in partnership with Clean Air Carolina to reduce vehicle idling time related to schools.  CMS bus drivers have received training about the costs of idling in terms of both air emissions and fuel consumption.  Signs have been posted at schools reminding parents and visitors to "Turn Off Your Engine" while waiting to pick up students or other guests.  .

Turn Off Your Engine!