Idle-Free Handouts

Print and distribute these handouts!


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NOTE: If possible, please print on recycled paper


IMPORTANT: When approaching a motorist that is idling when parked, 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 8.5" x 11" business card sheet, front and back.

In SPANISH. En español.

FLYER — TWO-SIDED - allows printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet, front and back. Borderless print setting best.

In SPANISH. En español.

FLYER — ONE-SIDED - allows

printing on 8.5" x 11" sheet.

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


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