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Idle-Free School Zone

Posted by Environment Smart on 09/19 at 09:53 PM

School has started and along with this comes the idling cars waiting in front of the school. In an effort to help reduce CO2 emissions, turning off your car when waiting to pick up your child from school is a very simple thing to do.

Active and Safe Routes to School is a program of Green Communities of Canada. The ASRTS program addresses “health and traffic safety issues while taking action on air pollution and climate change”. In the spring of 2000, the ASRTS launched a province-wide (Ontario) No Idling at School project. The project includes educational kits for schools, of which several reproducible inserts are available on the project web site.

Why not get your school involved in creating an idle-free school zone.


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