No Idling Campaign Toolkit.
About the No Idling Campaign
The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle and numerous area schools have joined together in a public awareness campaign to reduce unnecessary vehicle idling. Some schools have elected to distribute pledge forms and magnetic bumper stickers to parents who have agreed to participate and to post signs, others have simply made no-idling a school policy and posted signs, and others have elected to solely post signs. Our campaign is based on a well developed campaign promoted by Airwatch Northwest. Below are links to the different materials your school or school district should need to launch a campaign.
Did you know?
- It is more efficient to turn off most warmed-up vehicles than to idle for more than 10 seconds.
- One vehicle dropping off and picking up a child at school puts about three pounds of pollution into the air per month.
- Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children and the cause of most school absences.
- Unnecessary idling is a leading source of toxic air pollution in New Hampshire and a contributor to increased health risk, including asthma.
We encourage you to participate by establishing a 'Clean Air Zone' at your school or school district. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local schools / districts that have initiated the campaign:
Children's House Montessori
New Castle Elementary
North Hampton SAU
Rye Country Day
St. Patrick School
The Acorn School
The Children's Garden
- Sample parent communication (.doc)
- Sample teacher communication (.doc)
- Order form for signs that can be posted outside schools (.pdf)
- Order form for magnetic bumper stickers (.pdf)