Technology and Toolkits

Resources for School Administrators

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Clean Fleet Policy Clean Fleet Policy is one strategy to reduce emissions from local fleet operations by providing a framework for efficient and low-emitting fleet operations.  This policy provides guidance for reducing emissions through vehicle acquisition, maintenance, and operations. NCTCOG
Cleaning Up School Buses inTexas A 2007 YouTube video explaining what parents and school administators need to know about the toxic diesel fumes their kids may be breathing -- and what can be done about it. Environmental Defense Fund
Engine Off North Texas ToolKit Provides brochures and posters about idling and it's effects, as well as anti-idling regulatory street signs upon request after the  adoption of a local idling ordinance. NCTCOG
IdleBox IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idle reduction. Clean Cities
Idle-Free Schools Toolkit for a Healthy School Environment The Idle-Free Schools Toolkit includes information needed to run an effective idling reduction campaign at a school to reduce student exposure to toxic vehicle exhaust. The Toolkit also provides the resources to make this a student-run science or community involvement project, providing students with the opportunity to learn how to run a public service campaign while expanding their science and math skills. Environemental Protection Agency
Idle Free Utah Educational and outreach campaign to reduce idling in Utah.  Provides examples of campaign materials utilized. Clean Cities Utah
Safe Routes to School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is focused on encouraging and enabling more children to safely walk and bicycle to school, thereby improving student health, traffic congestion, safety, and air quality around schools.  NCTCOG


Resources for Teachers

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Idle Box IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idle reduction. Clean Cities
Idle- Free California Idle-Free California advocates to reduce vehicle idling at schools on two levels: regulations and education. Idle- Free California, Inc.
Idle-Free Schools Toolkit for a Healthy School Environment The Idle-Free Schools Toolkit includes information needed to run an effective idling reduction campaign at a school to reduce student exposure to toxic vehicle exhaust. The Toolkit also provides the resources to make this a student-run science or community involvement project, providing students with the opportunity to learn how to run a public service campaign while expanding their science and math skills. Environemental Protection Agency
Sacramento County Idle-Free Schools Highlights the efforts of the Sacramento County Idle-Free Schools project which recruited interested science, math, social science, social studies, STEM, and environmental studies teachers — with approval of school administrations — two middle schools within the Unified School Districts of Sacramento County to participate in a long-term, student-led studies/campaigns that addressed the health, climate, and energy impacts of vehicle idling on school grounds. Idle- Free California, Inc.
Safe Routes to School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is focused on encouraging and enabling more children to safely walk and bicycle to school, thereby improving student health, traffic congestion, safety, and air quality around schools.  NCTCOG


Resources for Parents/Guardians

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Idle Box IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idle reduction. Clean Cities
Idle-Free Schools Toolkit for a Healthy School Environment The Idle-Free Schools Toolkit includes information needed to run an effective idling reduction campaign at a school to reduce student exposure to toxic vehicle exhaust. The Toolkit also provides the resources to make this a student-run science or community involvement project, providing students with the opportunity to learn how to run a public service campaign while expanding their science and math skills. Environemental Protection Agency
Idle-Free Zones Idle-Free California advocates to reduce vehicle idling at schools on two levels: regulations and education. Mid- America Regional Council- AirQ91
Idle Reduction for Personal Vehicles Department of Energy factsheet about idle reduction for personal vehicles. Clean Cities
Safe Routes to School Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is focused on encouraging and enabling more children to safely walk and bicycle to school, thereby improving student health, traffic congestion, safety, and air quality around schools.  NCTCOG
Turn It Off Idling infographics and other downloadable materials. Sustainable America