When you're not in your car, or when you're waiting at an airport, school or drive through, turn your car OFF. When you leave the engine running on a vehicle that's not moving, it's called "idling."
Americans who drive internal combustion cars waste more than 3.8 million gallons of fuel by idling their cars, EVERY day in the USA.
Idling not only wastes money and fuel, it also contributes to local air pollution, respiratory disease, and global climate change. It doesn't burn extra fuel or harm your engine to turn your car on and off repeatedly; in fact it cuts down on engine wear and tear.
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Idle Threat, Man on Emission, is a humorous, award-winning documentary available for presentation to schools, educators, civic/neighborhood PTA's, Scouts, religious orgs, senior groups.
Idle Threat is the true story of a colorful international banker, George Pakenham, whose New York City neighborhood was becoming overwhelmed with exhaust from vehicles parked in the streets with their engines running. Knowing the City had a strict 3 minute idling law, Pakenham took to the streets with clipboard, business cards, and "Candid Camera" style crew, to politely ask motorists to obey the law.
Some amusing encounters take place.
Pakenham, armed with his statistics and footage, led the charge of community and environmental groups to NYC government, to have the laws enforced. This has led to ground breaking legislation in the City of New York, where now citizens with mobile phones and some on their hands can act to enforce the law, and ear a tidy little sum for their efforts!
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