Idle-Free School Toolkit

kaire_idlefree_schools1.jpgDo your part to help kids breathe easier around schools.
Create an idle reduction policy today!

Establishing an idling reduction policy can help you:

Protect Student and Employee Health

  • Vehicle exhaust contains more than 40 hazardous air pollutants and carcinogens.
  • Studies show exposure to vehicle exhaust increases the risk of respiratory illness and cancer.
  • Vehicle exhaust concentrates at ground level and can enter buildings through air intakes, doors and windows.

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Improve Air Quality

  • Idling contributes to major air quality issues in Louisville, including unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and toxic air contaminants.
  • Cleaner air improves quality of life for all Louisvillians and can encourage for economic development.
  • Taking action and establishing a policy is an easy way to raise your school’s “green” profile.

We can provide program support and materials at no cost to reduce unnecessary idling at your school including:

Idle Reduction Policy templates for:school sign

Letters to communicate your policy to:

Information to help promote your policy including:

Please contact APCD by email or by phone at (502) 574-7275 for more information.