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Is Getting More Sleep Hurting Mother Nature?

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Because certain middle schoolers and their parents don’t want to wake up early, many have stopped taking the bus. In a recent survey of MMS parents, most parents noted that they drive their kids to school, instead of utilizing the bus, because it allows more time to sleep. Many students who are already tired in school would rather have more time to sleep!

Walking, carpooling or taking the bus to school is much safer for the environment than each individual parent driving. One estimate suggested that if every kid took the bus instead of getting driven by their parents, the US would save 2.3 billion gallons of fuel every year. 

As Earth Day is coming up, many students can go green by riding the bus, carpooling with friends, or better yet walking. On top of being amazing for the environment and creating absolutely no pollution, walking is a great source of exercise and keeps kids fit. Students who walk to school are solving two major earth problems: obesity and pollution. Biking to school also is magnificent for the environment and is great exercise. However, some parents don’t like their kids biking to school and many kids don’t have room in their backpack or lockers for a helmet.

The poll found that most kids would rather sleep extra and have their parents drive them to school. “Driving to school allows me to have more time to sleep and get to school faster. Since school starts early, I’d be even more tired if I had to wake up earlier and take the bus,” explained an MMS student.

In an unscientific poll of MMS students: students who take the bus or walk, on average, wake up at 6:26 a.m. and students whose parents drive them wake up at 6:36 a.m. Although not every kid who takes the bus wakes up earlier than middle schoolers who are driven to school by their parents, the survey proves that most do, resulting in 10 extra minutes of sleep.

A student who is driven to school suggested, “If the bus came later, I might take the bus.”

Although MMS students might need to wake up earlier, walking, biking, carpooling, or taking the bus to school can help save the environment. Is 10 extra minutes of sleep worth it?

 

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