Environmental & Safety
Now is a great time to get in the habit of turning off your car engine while waiting in the carpool line. This is an easy way to cut down on air pollution and conserve fuel.
Did you know that:
- Ten seconds of idling can use more fuel than turning off the engine and re-starting it. If you’re going to be stopped for more than 10 seconds (except in traffic) its better to turn off the engine.
- Every 15 minutes of idling costs you up to ¼ of a gallon in wasted fuel. This translates into more than 45 gallons during a school year.
- Engine wear is greater at prolonged idle than during normal operation.
- An idling vehicle emits nearly 20 times more air pollution than when traveling at 30 miles per hour.
So, when you are waiting to pick your child up from school, remember that a simple turn of your key can have a significant positive impact on our environment.
Corbell PTA has brought you two new GREEN ZONES - one in the front entryway and one in the cafeteria. Please encourage your children to recycle everything, from Capri Sun pouches to old shoes!
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