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Drury’s Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions helps Willard buses cut pollution

For Immediate Release: February 25

Doug Neidigh
OCSS Program Manager
Phone: (417) 873-7641

WILLARD, Mo., Feb. 25, 2010 — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recognized Drury University’s Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions (OCSS) and the Willard School District for their efforts to cut diesel emissions on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Willard was the first school district in southwest Missouri to get the new, cleaner buses that emit up to 90 percent fewer pollutants than the two buses they replaced. OCSS also helped the school district retrofit six buses with cleaner technology. OCSS is working with DNR to replace or upgrade buses at nine other school districts in southwest Missouri.

OCSS has another subgrant from the Environmental Protection Agency for diesel emission reduction and is accepting proposals for the grant funds. Contact Doug Neidigh at for more information.


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