It's Your Turn - Turn It Off

It is Time to Re-Think Idling

Restarting - 10 Seconds of Idling wastes more fuel than restarting Warming Up - Even in cold weather, engines only need 30 seconds to warm up Damaging - Turning your car off is better for the engine than leaving it running Electric Ignition - Since the electric ignition became universal in the mid 80s, restarting your vehicle does not result in signiicant fuel loss
2 minutes spent idling is equal to 1 mile of driving

Where Idling Happens

Drive-thru

Drive-thru

Driveways

Driveways

Banks

Banks

Car Wash

Car Wash

Schools

Schools

Trains

Trains

Malls

Malls

Bridges

Bridges

3.8 Million Gallons

of fuel is wasted by idling in the U.S.

Every Day

That is equal to

5 Olympic sized swimming pools filled with fuel or 200,000 barrels of foreign oil imports

$13,444,400

Every Day

The average driver idles 16 minutes a day

8 of those minutes

Are spent waiting or warming up a car

Cutting that out can mean big savings

How Much Can You Save?

Calculate your savings per year by sliding the blue dots

What is your engine size?

  • 4 Cylinder 1-2 Liters
  • 6 Cylinder 3-4 Liters
  • 8 Cylinder 5-6 liters

How much is gas?

  • $3
  • $4
  • $5

How many minutes of idling can you eliminate per day?

  • 5
  • 10
  •  15
  • 20
  • 25

Gas Saved

gallons

CO2 Saved

lbs of CO2

Money Saved

Take the Pledge

You can help America and yourself save fuel

I pledge to idle for no longer than 10 seconds when I am not in traffic
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Thanks for Pledging

By pledging to stop idling you will save

50 Gallons of gas per year

(That's 5 less gas station trips every year for you)

with {{pledge_results.count|number}} pledges so far, we will save

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(That's {{pledge_results.barrels|number}} less barrels of imported crude oil every year for america)

Our Progress

Our Progress

With Pledges

So Far We Will Save

Gallons of Gasoline

Every Year

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crude oil every year for America

Pass It On

Share this campaign to help end unnecessary idling

Tools to share & help reduce unnecessary idling

Whether you're a business or individual seeking to reduce fuel consumption and
cut idling time in your community, we have put together a toolkit designed
specifically for you. It's your turn to turn it off and pass it on.

Business Or Individuals

Individual

Save fuel and money. Do something good for your planet. Teach others about how easy it is to "Turn It Off" and encourage them to pass it on.

Free Downloads

Hang the poster at your workplace, school, home, local coffee shop, etc. Leave flyer fact sheets on idling vehicle windshields. Email graphics to friends, family and community members to spread the word!

Printable Downloads:

Poster

11 X 17 OR 16 X 20

Flyer

8.5 X 11

Rules

8.5 X 11


Web Viewing Downloads:

Infographic

English

Infographic

Spanish

Email

Share The Message



Business

Save money & Fuel. Lesson your businesses enviromental footprint. Positive environmental association for your company. Share your efforts with your customers and community.

Free Downloads

Hang the poster at your workplace, school, home, local coffee shop. Share with friends, family and community members to spread the word to "Turn it Off" and pass it on!

Printable Downloads

Poster

11 X 17 OR 16 X 20

Flyer

8.5 X 11

Rules

8.5 X 11


Web Viewing Downloads

Infographic

English

Infographic

Spanish

Email

Share The Message


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contact us for more details!

Learn More

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