The Maryland Department of the Environment is committed to bringing together citizens, the trucking industry, schools and educational institutions, and other stakeholders to realize that five minutes matter when you needlessly idle your engine.
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We Are Pledging to be Idle Free
Air Pollutants Suffocate Marine life In the Bay
About One-Third of the Nitrogen in the Bay Comes from Air Pollution
Idling Emits About as Much CO2 Each Year as 2.5 Coal-Fired Power Plants?
Idling Leaves Residue on Spark Plugs that can Cause a 5% Increase in Fuel Consumption
Two Minutes of Idling Uses the Same Amount of Gas as One Mile of Driving
Idling Wastes About 6 Billion Gallons of Fuel Each Year in the U.S.
One Minute of Idling Produces More Carbon Monoxide than 3 Packs of Cigarettes
Exhaust Contains Pollutants that Cause Cancer and Birth Defects
Children are at a Higher Risk from the Hazards of Exhaust
The Idle ReductionPledge (for organizations)
The Idle ReductionPledge (for individuals)
Idle Reduction Fact Sheet
Idle Reduction and You
The Benefits of Idle Reduction
Idling's Impact on Maryland Communities
Idle Reduction and the Trucking Industry (for organizations)
Idle Reduction and Professional Drivers (for drivers)
Clean Air for Maryland's Kids
Schools & Idling
Teacher’s Guide to Idle Reduction
Idle Reduction Guide for Schools
Sample Letter to Teachers
Sample Letter to Parents
Sample Letter to Bus Drivers
Sample Idle Reduction Policy
Idle Free Zone
This School Has Pledged to be Idle Free
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230