Webinar Resources: “Electric School Buses: The Opportunity for Colorado,” January 27, 2022

An electric school bus in front of a school in the Colorado mountains during winter.
Courtesy of Steamboat Springs School District

Partners and stakeholders from across Colorado joined World Resources Institute and the Electrification Coalition on Jan. 27, 2022, for a roundtable discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric school buses and Colorado’s window of opportunity to accelerate deployment.

The event included remarks from Senator John Hickenlooper, Governor Jared Polis, state legislators, Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, Rep. Alex Valdez, industry experts, EV advocates, and school districts that are leading the charge in the Centennial State.

School bus electrification will improve health and academic outcomes for young people, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and expand the green economy. These benefits are especially important for high-pollution corridors, and Black, Hispanic, and low-income households, which are disproportionately exposed to health risks from transportation pollution. To stay up to date about the latest news on electric school buses, follow WRI’s eschoolbus4kids on Twitter.

Resources from the Webinar


Jamboards from breakout groups

An electric school bus in front of a school in Denver.
Courtesy of Denver Public Schools

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the head of policy and sustainability at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the associate director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.