Anti-Idling Information

Do you idle your car when waiting to pick up your kids? Do you leave the car running for a quick for a dash into the convenience store? Do you warm up your car on a cold morning? Do you realize that an idling car burns fuel but goes nowhere?

Table of Contents

Quiz
No Idling Pledge
Links
Videos

Quiz

What do you know about idling your car? Take the following quiz and see. You only get one chance to answer each question.
True or False?
Question of 11
Score: 0 out of 11.

No Idling Pledge

No Idling Pledge
Take the Pledge and receive a Free Window Cling (while supplies last).
I recognize that motor vehicle idling is illegal. It burns fuel needlessly and wastes money. Idling is unhealthy for people and our environment. And, idling emissions kill.

In order to reduce idling, I can
  • Use a remote starter wisely to avoid excessive warm up
  • Drive the car to warm up rather than idle the engine
  • Be on time in order to avoid idling while waiting
  • Use mass transit, walk, or bike if possible
  • Turn the car off.
  • I pledge to incorporate these simple steps into my daily routine in order to reduce auto emissions and improve air quality.
    First name:
    Last name:
    Email:
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    Links

    Here are some links for the No Idling program:
  • Clean Water Action/Idle Free New Jersey
    www.cleanwateraction.org/feature/idle-free-new-jersey-municipalities
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
    www.stopthesoot.org
  • CT Department of Environmental Protection
    www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2684&q=322086&depNav_GID=1619#Video
  • Northwest Air Quality Agencies
    www.Airwatchnw.org/anti-idling-programs
  • Hamilton County Environmental Services, Cincinnati, OH
    http://www.hcdoes.org/airquality/pdf/SchoolBreeze/2006SpringSchoolBreeze.pdf
  • Oregon Environmental Council/ItÂ’s Not Cool To Idle At School
    http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/healthier-lives/schools/its-not-cool-to-idle-at-school
  • US Department of Energy
    http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/idle_reduction.html
  • US Environmental Protection Agency/Clean School Bus USA
    epa.gov/otaq/schoolbus/index.htm
  • Videos

    Two YouTube videos:
    Watch the videos below: (click the image to view the video)
    Clean Air Ad
      
    It's Not Cool To Idle At School