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Welcome to the Idle-Free Zone

For Individuals

As an individual, you can be instrumental in reducing environmental impacts. If every driver of a light duty vehicle avoided idling by three minutes a day, collectively over the year, we would save 630 million litres of fuel, over 1.4 million tonnes of GHG emissions, and $630 million annually in fuel costs (assuming fuel costs are $1.00/L).

For Individuals

Understanding the Issues

Building your own Campaign

The following fast facts, FAQ's and quiz can be easily cut and pasted into your newsletter or used to create an interesting on-line quiz for your website. Calculations that support many of the program messages on this website are also provided.


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