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There are 2.2 billion children in the world. Idling is air pollution and that hurts kids lungs. Turn off your car when not driving.
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1. PowerPoint Presentations.   No Idling
Vehicle exhaust is toxic.  No Idling.  Please turn off your engine when parked to protect children’s health, public safety, air, water and non-toxic lands. 

2.  Contests and Challenges

3.  Pledge Forms and Handouts  Turn Engines Off Until It is Time To Drive

4.  Letters to Parents  Sample No Idling Policies

5.  Letters to Delivery Drivers  No Idling Policy

6.  Newsletters, Website Announcements   No Idling

7.  SignsCosts, Spreadsheet Examples.  *See Sign Design Contest and Sign Posting Challenges
Remember, children’s art can be placed on signs.  (Metal signs cost about $15.)

8.  Sign Logos  Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free- round logo for stickers, signs, documents, etc.

9.  School Board Resolutions and Policy Templates for schools, school boards, districts, cities.
Vista Unified School District No Idling Resolution Example
*Also see Safe Routes for Schools Program

10.  State Resolution- No Idling, California ACR- 160

11.  School Procedures Templates. Getting Started Template.

Curriculum

AIR QUALITY

Clean Air Elementary School Lesson Plans, Grades K-5

Clean Air Middle School Lesson Plans, Grades 6-8

EPA Air Quality and Energy STEM

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

NSTA Cleaning the Air, Grades 6-8

Pollution Solutions, STEM Grades 4-6

AIR QUALITY: VEHICLE IDLING

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades K-2

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades 3-5

Clean Air for Schools Lesson Plan, Grades 6-8

other Curriculum Resources


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Massachusetts Dept of Energy Resources busts the myth that idling your vehicle uses less fuel than stopping and starting.

Ways to reduce the exhaust cars put into the air

Dr. Gerald S. Davis, Lung Specialist and Pulmonologist, Professor of Medicine, and Board Member for the Vermont American Lung Association, describes the harmful effects from vehicle exhaust.

Stealth Power: idle-reduction technology.


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Start/Stop Technology - Products to Install that Reduce Idling

Stealth Power Idle Reduction Technology

GRIP Idle Management


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