Eco Living

7 Ways to Take Action on Idling

Aug 29th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Most people don't realize how much gas they're wasting by idling their cars. But once they learn the facts about idling, they're usually more than willing to change their behavior. With that in mind, we've put together seven steps you can take to raise awareness about this important issue. Help us make turning off your engine rather than idling as commonplace as wearing your seat belt!
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Meet the Man Who's Asked Thousands of New Yorkers to Stop Idling

Aug 18th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

*“Excuse me for bothering you… but are you aware that it’s against the law to idle your car engine in NYC for more than 3 minutes?”* Those are the words George Pakenham, a New Yorker who works in finance, has used to start thousands of discussions though car windows on the streets of Manhattan. What started as an impulsive act on his Upper East Side block in 2005 evolved into a full-blown citizen activism campaign that went all the way to City Hall and is still going strong. We caught up with George to find out more about his vigilante approach to environmental justice and "Idle Threat: Man on Emission," the award-winning documentary he made about it.
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This Weekend: Visit Us at Boston GreenFest!

Aug 12th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

If you’re in the Boston area this weekend and you’re interested in the environment, then you won’t want to miss Boston GreenFest 2014. This free, three-day festival, which brings together greater Boston’s green community to share ideas and learn about how to build a healthy and sustainable future, is happening Aug. 15-17 at Boston City Hall Plaza. Sustainable America will be there hosting screenings of "Idle Threat: Man on Emission," educating about clean transportation and zero-waste events, and showing off innovative alt-fuel vehicles. Here's where you'll find us:
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5 Anti-Idling Heroes

Jul 10th, 2013 | By Nicole Rogers

Individuals, cities, businesses and organizations across the country have been taking initiative to eliminate unnecessary idling in their communities. Allow us to introduce you to five anti-idling heroes that make us proud to say "I Turn It Off".
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