Week after week we are contacted by individuals, municipalities and university groups across the country who’ve heard the message that 3.8 million gallons of gas is wasted by vehicle idling in the U.S. every day. They’ve pledged to turn off their engines when they’ll be idle for more than 10 seconds, and they want help convincing their neighbors to join them.
We’ve been working one-on-one with many of these groups to provide them with the tools they need to spread the word about vehicle idling. The City of New Haven, for instance, wanted a simple, informative flyer that their parking enforcement officers could hand out to idlers they spotted on their routes. A group of Vermont high school students needed materials to hand out at school to raise awareness about idling. A college speech and debate team student chose vehicle idling as the topic of the speech she would compete with and needed supporting materials.
It’s been incredibly encouraging to see these requests roll in. Our goal from the start of our I Turn It Off campaign has been to inspire and enable people to take action on vehicle idling. But as the inquiries kept coming, it became difficult for our small staff to keep up.
In order to streamline our offerings, we’ve developed a range of resources and toolkits that anyone can download or order themselves depending on what they need. We’ve got everything from free posters to a complete “Take Action on Idling” kit. These tools can be handed out at community events and environmental fairs, incorporated into classroom programs and projects — even used to engage a fleet of delivery drivers about how reducing idling can mean big fuel savings.
You can browse, download and order all the options at http://iturnitoff.com/resources.html
Here’s a look at some of the materials we’ve developed:
FREE INSTANT DOWNLOADS
POSTER: Educate your community about idling by hanging this poster at your workplace, local coffee shop, school or community bulletin board.
FLYER: Inspire others to take action against unnecessary idling with this informational flyer.
GUIDES: Learn how to take action on idling, organize a pledge drive, host a film screening, and more in this packet of five easy-to-follow guides.
IDLING REDUCTION KITS
“I TURN IT OFF” KIT
Learn more about the idling issue and spread the word in your own community. A great gift for those passionate about environmental issues. Kit includes:
• Bumper Sticker
• Window Decal
• 8-Step Action Guide
Price: $25. Click here to buy.
TAKE ACTION ON IDLING KIT
Everything you need to organize an idling reduction campaign, educational event or pledge drive in your community. Kit includes:
• 2 T-shirts
• 5 Posters
• 25 Bumper Stickers
• 25 Window Decals
• 50 Idling Action Cards
• 50 Courtesy Tickets
• Idle Threat: Man on Emission DVD
• Idling Guides (5)
Price: $150. Click here to buy.
We have bumper stickers, window decals, sturdy metal signs, packs of postcards and flyers and more. Proceeds from the sale of these items will help us continue our efforts to raise awareness about vehicle idling. Click here to buy.