School Vehicle Idling Reduction Program

A great deal of idling takes place at schools, not just from school buses, but from parents waiting in lines to drop off and pick up children before and after school, and also from delivery trucks. Limiting unnecessary idling is an easy way for schools and the public to contribute to improved air quality and reduced vehicle emissions at schools.

Participants are asked to educate the entire school community and public visitors using the resources provided by our agency. ADEQ attends neighborhood festivals, community health events, and school education group events to hold direct conversations about idle reduction practices with the public.

ADEQ promotes the Environmental Protection Agency Program (EPA) Region 8 idle free schools student and teacher involvement component when working with teachers or parent teacher groups. Involving the students, teachers and parents in a vehicle emission reduction campaign that can help your school implement a successful idle reduction program.

Use the following to help set up an idle reduction program:

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Additional Idle Reduction Resources:

EPA | View Resources > 
U.S. Department of Energy | View Resources > 
U.S. Department of  Transportation | View Resources >