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Idle-Free School Toolkit

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Create an idle reduction policy today!

Establishing an idling reduction policy can help you:

Protect Student and Employee Health

  • Vehicle exhaust contains more than 40 hazardous air pollutants and carcinogens.
  • Studies show exposure to vehicle exhaust increases the risk of respiratory illness and cancer.
  • Vehicle exhaust concentrates at ground level and can enter buildings through air intakes, doors and windows.

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Improve Air Quality

  • Idling contributes to major air quality issues in Louisville, including unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and toxic air contaminants.
  • Cleaner air improves quality of life for all Louisvillians and can encourage for economic development.
  • Taking action and establishing a policy is an easy way to raise your school’s “green” profile.

We can provide program support and materials at no cost to reduce unnecessary idling at your school including:

Idle Reduction Policy templates for:school sign

Letters to communicate your policy to:

Information to help promote your policy including:

Please contact APCD by email or by phone at (502) 574-6472 for more information.

Sign Up for Air Quality Alerts

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Although our air is getting cleaner, there are still days when pollution in Metro Louisville is higher than it should be. On those days, the authorities will issue an Air Quality Alert to let you know to take precautions. Did you know you can have these alerts sent to you via email or text message? Click HERE to sign up. The process is simple and will ensure that you always know what's happening with our air. And for updates on daily air quality, go to Louisville Air Watch.


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