Eco Living

New Ways to Reduce Idling in Your Community

Apr 1st, 2015 | By Amy Leibrock

Are you ready to take action against vehicle idling? Whether you want to educate drivers in your neighborhood or launch your own idling reduction campaign, we just launched a range of resources and toolkits anyone can download and order on demand. It's your turn to turn it off and pass it on.
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Eco Living

5 (More) Anti-Idling Heroes

Nov 8th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Back in July, we wrote about five people and organizations that were doing a great job of spreading awareness about idling. Every week we hear about more people and projects that are working to raise awareness about idling, so it's already time to expand our list.
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Eco Living

5 Anti-Idling Videos We Love

Sep 30th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

You've seen our anti-idling video, right? It's part of our I Turn It Off campaign to end unnecessary idling. Well, It turns out that we're not the only ones working to end unnecessary idling. Local governments, school districts and air quality agencies all over the country (and Canada) have take up the cause — and some of them have made their own videos. Some are slick, others homemade and campy, but they all share a common message: Stop idling! Here are some of our favorites.
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Let's Save 300,000 Gallons of Gas a Year

Aug 19th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Since we launched our [Turn It Off anti-idling campaign](http://iturnitoff.com), thousands of people have pledged to stop unnecessary idling. Many people who signed the pledge have asked for ways to spread the word about idling in their local communities. We thought that was a great idea, so we just launched an anti-idling toolkit with free downloadable posters, flyers, and infographics, ready for printing and sharing.
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Innovation

Engine Start-Stop Systems

Jul 17th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

As we continue our initiative to end unnecessary idling, we wanted to take a closer look at an existing technology that could go a long way to reduce the needless burning of gas at stoplights and drive thrus: engine stop-start systems.
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Eco Living

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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Eco Living

Solving the Truck-Idling Problem

Jun 19th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

As part of our new anti-idling campaign, iturnitoff.com, we've been talking a lot about a simple personal change that can make a big difference — restarting your car instead of idling. But what if you drive a truck for a living? Drivers of heavy vehicles and tractor trailers often take breaks or even sleep in their trucks, and turning it off in extreme weather becomes is a safety issue rather than an environmental one. But with new anti-idling laws that can carry steep fines for idling more than a few minutes, not to mention the harmful impact on the environment, companies are starting to take note and explore alternative solutions.
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Eco Living

The Truth About Idling [infographic]

Jun 11th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

As part of our Turn It Off anti-idling campaign, we created this handy, shareable infographic that explains the facts about idling and why it is a crucial economic, health, and environmental issue. A small change to your daily driving habits can make a big change. Take a look, then take the pledge to stop idling and spread the word.
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Eco Living

Announcing the 'Turn It Off' Anti-Idling Campaign

Jun 10th, 2013 | By Laura Waldman

Sustainable America is launching the "I Turn It Off" campaign to raise awareness about the negative consequences of idling and educate drivers on how a small change to a daily habit can make a big impact. Learn more and pledge to curb idling at iturnitoff.com.
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