Take Transit. Ride the train, bus, or trolley
  Rideshare. Carpool or Vanpool
  Telecommute. Work from home and spend extra commute hours with your family
  Trip-Link. Do all your errands at one time avoiding unnecessary cold starts. An engine that's been sitting for an hour or more pollutes five times as much as a warm one
  Refueling. Do at the end of the day. Ozone levels are usually at their highest in the mid- to late afternoon, and pumping gas emits roughly five tons a day of pollution into the air. So, save your pumping until evening
  Topping Off. This is never a good idea, no matter what time of day. Spillage adds about two tons of pollution a day to our air
  Turn Off Engine. When you stop your car for a minute or more.

Postpone Mowing. Don't mow the lawn until late in the day or use a manual or electric mower instead.
*Remember to refuel mowers and other gasoline-powered tools after dusk too


Help reduce IDLING on advisory days by learning more and taking action!

School bus drivers in New Jersey have pledged to not idle for more than three -minutes for the benefit of children's health!

-Buses can idle for no longer than 3 minutes unless actively discharging or picking up passengers for 15 consecutive minutes in a 60 minute period
-Only 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning the engine on and off
-Vehicles that idle 10 minutes per day waste more than 29 gallons of fuel each year
-An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling at 30 miles per hour
-Children are especially vulnerable to air pollution. They breathe faster than adults, inhale more air per pound of body weight, and stand at tailpipe level
-You are not safe from air pollution inside an idling vehicle. Exposure to some pollutants is actually higher inside an idling vehicle than at the roadside
-It only takes 30 seconds to warm up your car and start driving on cold days

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