City of London Anti-Idling Campaign | 2009

Be Idle Free!

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Some Facts About Idling

  • The average Canadian idles their car for about 5-10 minutes per day.  Some of this is unavoidable (i.e., waiting at red lights), but a lot of idling is avoidable.  This works out to roughly 20,000 to 40,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, or about 1% of all Greenhouse gas emissions from London.
  • Your engine uses more fuel when it is cold.  The best way to warm it up is to drive it – it warms up faster, and you are already on your way to your destination.
  • If every Londoner reduced idling by just 1 minute per day:

– Over 1.5 million litres of gasoline would be saved every year
– 100 tanker trucks of gas would be saved
– $1.2 million would be saved, available to spend elsewhere in London
– Greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by almost 3,800 tonnes per year

Do Your Part

Help the City of London spread the word.  Download the posters here:

Poster 1 (pdf)

Poster 2 (pdf)

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