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Idling vehicles waste billions of gallons of fuel, and can negatively impact our health and environment. Turning your engine off is one of the easiest and most efficient steps you can take to improve air quality. This simple act will help you save fuel and money, fight climate change, and breathe easier. Please check out the educational resources below. We hope you utilize them to spread the word to others!
Online Tutorial: Introduction to the engine idling issue through a short video and quiz
Volunteer Presenter Form: Sign-up to give a presentation
Presentation Request Form: Sign-up to receive a presentation
Power Point: 20 slides on idling for group presentations
Newsletter Info: Suggested text for articles on idling
Respiratory Health Handout: Idling and our children
Idling Videos: Myths & facts, interviews with experts, interviews with community advocates, a rap video, etc.
Templates for your use:
Other Recommended Resources:
Michigan Green Schools: Schools seeking "Green School" certification can receive points for idling education
To Idle or Not to Idle, That is the Question: Measurements from Argonne National Laboratory
Engines Off!: Myths and Facts about engine idling from Dept. of Environmental Health, City and County of Denver
US Dept of Energy: Idle reduction strategies for various classes of vehicles
Eco-Drive Michigan: Tips on "eco-driving" (a way of operating your vehicle that lowers fuel use, carbon dioxide, air pollution and accident rates) from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Car Speed, fuel economy, and pedestrian-bicycle safety: Useful resources.
Ozone Action Days: Tips on reducing ozone, from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Idling Education Toolkits:
Action Plans, Sample Signage, Pledges, Fact Sheets, etc.:
EPA's Idle Free Schools (includes curriculum)
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Motor-Smart.org Task Force Members: