Small changes, like reducing unnecessary vehicle engine idling time, can add up to big results. By taking practical steps to curb unnecessary idling time you can reduce wear on your vehicle’s engine, substantially reduce CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, and save money on fuel costs. Many communities around the country have already taken steps to curb unnecessary engine idling time. Explore the information and resources listed below to learn more about what you can do, both personally and in your community.
Other Resources for Preventing Wasteful Idling
- U.S. Department of Energy’s “Idle Reductions Benefits and Considerations”
- The Nature Conservancy carbon footprint calculator
- Washington Post article on “The Biggest Winter Energy Myth”
- Top ten fuel-saving tips