Simple Ways to Increase Sustainability at Work
This month's tip is: Do not idle your car.
Did you know that idling can release just as much pollution as a moving car?
By not idling your car you could be saving money and the environment.
For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you’ll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. The types of pollutants associated with idling are linked to serious human illnesses such as asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis and cancer.
Idling for even just 10 seconds wastes more gas than restarting the engine. Due to changes in technology, frequent restarts are no longer hard on a car’s engine and battery. The added wear from restarts amounts to much less than the cost of wasted fuel from idling. And the best way to warm your engine is driving your car…not idling.
By not idling your car you can help to make the air and environment healthier while keeping more money in your wallet and saving fuel.
Thank you for not idling!