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Free public presentation Idle Threat movie Camillus NY September 18

Mainstream Green to present Award Winning short documentary, "Idle Threat: Man on Emission" Sept. 18, 2015 at Camillus NY Fire Department

Idling internal combustion engines waste more than 3.8 Million gallons of fuel a day in America, costing money while contributing to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change.

Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, while gaining world-wide recognition for the anti-idling cause, with articles featured in the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker magazine, and the Financial Times.

George Pakenham, the documentary's star and producer, will be in Camillus to meet and discuss idling and movie making with the audience. Also on hand? A host of ELECTRIC vehicle owners and enthusaists, whose cars will be available for your inspection and test rides for some. Even the newest all electric sedan in the US market, the BMW3i will be in the house, as part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.

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Syracuse area 15 year old Introduces new Environmental Games Review blog for Mainstream Green

It may be lo tech but this card game's high info and fun, according to 15 year old Matt, from CNY

His first review is of Professor Noggin’s Earth Science Card Game by Outset Media. It is a trivia game played with cards, for two or more players, ages 7 and up.

Check out Matt’s report on Professor Noggins. Every month, Mainstream Green will celebrate 12EARTHDAYS by, among other things, unveiling a new review of a different game that can be a game changer in spreading planet friendly habits, while having fun! Parents take note: you'll find serious help in picking gifts with this blog.

Read Matt’s August 2015 Review here...

Nancy Grady Bunn and Lisa Daly Lehmann saluted in luncheon as they join Mainstream Green Board

Public is invited to Luncheon for Mainstream Green's New Directors

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Thurs. Sept. 17 Strada Mia | 313 N. Geddes St. corner of Park Ave., Syracuse

Please join us! We will celebrate with a delicious luncheon followed by symbolic, fictional video appearances by John Oliver, Robert Redford, and Bill Pullman, in an energizing slide presentation that lauds the prior achievements of our new Directors and highlights the purpose and programs of Mainstream Green. Luncheon options include standard, vegan, gluten-free and onion-free choices. Cost including tax and tip is $15.

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Ray  Tom Magliozzi, Click and Clack, criticize engine idling in the movie Idle Threat

"There's lots of idling going on of internal combustion engines that we are dead set against,"

-- Ray & Tom Magliozzi, aka "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers," of the award winning NPR show, Car Talk. Shown here, a still shot from the movie, Idle Threat.

See the new all electric BMWi3 in person at Camillus Fire Department, Newport Rd. at 5:45 pm on Sept. 18

The new, all electric BMWi3: See it in person in Camillus, NY on 9/18

Never pay for gas again! Other electric and historic vehicles will be there for your inspection.

TURNITOFF kids t shirt helps grownups remember to stop idling

New TURNitOFF Kids' T's to be offered for sale by Mainstream Green!

When you leave the engine running on a vehicle that's not moving, it's called "idling." These colorful all-cotton tops can help drivers remember that kids are especially vulnerable to harmful respiratory effects of idling.