The Sea to Sky Clean Air Society (SSCAS) will be conducting an Idle-Free Campaign in Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish and Horseshoe Bay from November 1st to November 15th.  This year the campaign is funded by the Environment Canada – Eco Action grant, part of SSCAS’s Clean Air Commute.   We will be engaging the public in a community-based social marketing campaign designed to make motorists aware of the negative impacts of vehicle idling.  We will also be informing drivers of the idle-free bylaw in place in their communities.  Idling is a serious problem, but it is also one that can be easily fixed.  Simply turning your vehicle off if you’re going to be parked for longer than 10 seconds makes a big difference.

Did you know that vehicle idling is 1) costly 2) harmful to human and environmental health and 3) gets you nowhere? Excessive idling can waste more than $100 per vehicle annually and generates needless greenhouse gas emissions.  Vehicle emissions are linked to asthma symptoms, cardiopulmonary disease, lung cancer and other serious health problems.  Children and seniors are particularly vulnerable to tailpipe emissions.

If you are approached by an idle-free ambassador please sign the pledge to be an idle-free driver!

Click here to learn more about idling facts and myths.