Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blog Action Day: Idle-Free Zone at School

Air pollution is a serious threat to the well-being of our children. Numerous medical studies have shown that pollution levels affect the respiratory health of both children and adults. One way to reduce harmful emissions, especially around children, is to turn off your engine while dropping off and picking up your kids at school--and help create an Idle-Free Zone that other parents will adhere to.

Believe it or not, more than 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting the engine. As a rule of thumb, if you're going to stop for 10 seconds or more – except in traffic – turn the engine off. Your vehicle won't produce harmful emissions of carbon dioxide, and your kids will breathe better.

To learn more about idling and its effects, check out Canada's Idle Free Zone website.

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

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