Green Driving America Inc

When you take to the road as a driver, what you drive and how you drive will make a difference.

Citrus Heights, CA   |
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Green Driving America Inc

EIN: 80-0402006


Green Driving America is committed to helping drivers make transportation choices in their lives that will benefit themselves and the planet. To achieve this goal, we educate on clean transportation and transportation efficiency, showing the benefits of reductions in CO2 emissions, energy waste, fossil fuel use, air pollution, and money spent on fuel, maintenance, and repairs. The Clean Transportation Path project provides classroom presentations on the benefits of low- to zero-emission vehicles, and on smart driving practices in gas-powered vehicles. And the Schools Are Not Drive-Thrus project works with schools to implement measured idle-free schools campaigns that address the issue of prolonged vehicle idling on school grounds, especially during the dismissal period.

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Executive Director

Mr. Wayne F. Michaud

Main address

6900 Navarro Ct

Citrus Heights, CA 95621 USA

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Subject area info

Secondary education

STEM education

Climate change

Air quality

Energy efficiency

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Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Pollution Abatement and Control Services (C20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Clean Transportation Path

The Clean Transportation Path is a Green Driving America project that works with high school STEM educators and driver educators to supplement their classroom instruction with guest-speaking presentations showing students the benefits of low- to zero-emission vehicles and smart driving practices in gas-powered vehicles. As of January 2024, presentations are funded in all of Vermont and in the Upper Valley portion of New Hampshire.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Schools Are Not Drive-Thrus is a funded project with a goal of implementing idle-free schools campaigns with participating middle, and high schools (grades 6-12). Three student-led, measured idle-free campaigns were implemented in the 2022-2023 school year: in California, the Carlmont High School, led by the school's Green Team in San Mateo County and Eagle Peak Middle School, led by the school's sixth grade science teacher in Mendocino County; in Vermont, Woodstock Union High School and Middle School, led by the school's Earth Beat club in Windsor County. For campaign details on these schools, visit:

Green Driving America has implemented 16 idle-free schools measured campaigns since 2015 that have reduced idling by nearly 50% overall

For 2024, Green Driving America is pursuing funding to implement additional idle-free schools campaigns in California , Vermont, and other states!

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Where we work


Clean Air Champion Award 2019

East Bay Clean Cities

Air Quality Champion Award 2009

American Lung Association in VT

Sustainable and Climate Ready Schools Challenge award 2024

San Mateo County Office of Education

How we listen

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    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Green Driving America Inc

Financial data

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Green Driving America Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2024

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $4,045
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $4,045
Program Services $1,109
Administration $3,960
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $5,069

Green Driving America Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2024

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $4,045
Total Liabilities $5,069
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets ($1,024)


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Executive Director

Mr. Wayne F. Michaud

501c3 non-profit organization educating on impact of drivingmoney, emissions, energy, air quality, and safetyand benefits of green driving based on how people drive and what they drive. Shows drivers of all ages these impacts and benefits, focusing on education in school community. Work with high school STEM/environmental educators and driver educators in several states to reach student drivers and new drivers by conducting funded presentations virtually (remotely) by trained college and high school level interns. Also work with schools to implement idle-free schools campaigns to reduce harmful, wasteful, and largely unnecessary idling on school grounds.

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Green Driving America Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/10/2024
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Board chair

Mr. Wayne Michaud

Green Driving America Inc.

David Polow

Polow Polow, PLLC

Ellen Michaud

Richard Battersby

City of Oakland, CA

Susan Schneider

Western Michigan University

Richard Kearney

Upper Valley Driving Academy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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