Idle-Free Handouts

Print and distribute these handouts!

 

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NOTE: If possible, please print on recycled paper

 

IMPORTANT: In today's world, there is some risk in approaching someone sitting in their vehicle that is idling when parked. Use careful judgment. It may be safer to just ignore them. If choosing to discuss the issue, be informed and polite. Most people are not aware of the harm and waste of idling. Also consider circumstances such as a pet or elderly person that needs to keep cool in an air-conditioned vehicle idling on a hot day. The same may apply for an infant or elderly person needing heat on a below freezing day. When you give a motorist one of these handouts, you become an ambassador of Idle-Free California.

 

SUGGESTED PITCHES (with a handout):

1. "If I can have a few seconds of your time, here's some information on idling when parked. Idling wastes fuel, causes a buildup of deposits on engine components, and is not good for the air we breathe. Thank you."

2. "I know it's a hot day, but I hope you will look at this information about why idling when parked is harmful and wasteful. Thank you."

3. For heavy-duty vehicles that have been observed idling for more than five minutes and are not engaged in power takeoff operations or refrigerated truck deliveries: (handout optional) "Are you aware California has a regulation that limits the idling of trucks to five minutes? I hope you will consider turning off your engine. Thank you."

BUSINESS CARD SIZE ­— TWO-SIDED - allows printing on

10-up inkjet business card stock, front and back.

In SPANISH. En español.

FLYER — TWO-SIDED - allows printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet - 3-up, front and back. Borderless print setting best. Trim into thirds (or can be printed commercially).

In SPANISH. En español.

FLYER — ONE-SIDED - allows

printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet - 3-up, front and back. Borderless print setting best. Trim into thirds (or can be printed commercially).

FLYER — ONE-SIDED - allows printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet.

FOR SCHOOLS & GENERAL AUDIENCES

FLYER — ONE-SIDED - allows printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet.

SUSTAINABLE AMERICA - FOR SCHOOLS

BUMPER STICKER 11" x 3" - Raise awareness of many drivers!

For adhesive-backed, weatherproof stickers, google "print bumper stickers" to choose a printer and upload the pdf. Approximately $4/each (plus shipping).

In addition to these handouts, the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities offers a great resource of printable handouts and print information, plus templates, presentations and resource materials: IdleBox Toolkit for Idle-Reduction Projects