The no idling project
Idling your vehicle is harmful to children's health,
the environment, and your wallet.
Let's fix that problem.
The No Idling Project aims to
inform students and their parents about the harmful effects of car idling &
provide resources to help anyone start a No Idling Project at their school or in their community.
The No Idling Project was started
when Amelia was working on her Girl Scout Silver Award. She wanted to create something that had a lasting impact on the world. She also knew that she wanted her project to help the environment. That's when she came up with the idea for the No Idling Project.
At home, she researched the effects of car exhaust on people, specifically kids. The results were eye-opening. She found out that cars emit particulate matter called air toxics.
Here's a tidbit from the EPA (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency):
learn why you should turn off your engines
Learn how Amelia made a difference
Informative resources to help you with your project
Monitoring at schools has shown elevated levels of benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and other air toxics during the afternoon hour coinciding with parents picking up their children. Children’s lungs are still developing, and when they are exposed to elevated levels of these pollutants, children have an increased risk of developing asthma, respiratory problems, and other adverse health effects.