Laura, Sydney and Vivian hit the streets as a part of the CoolMom’s team sharing “Don’t Idle, Kids Breathe Here” advice with drivers at the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock.

West Seattle Blog caught the event on camera and shared CoolMom’s messages that:

  • 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it.
  • An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling 32 mph.
  • Idling 5 minutes daily emits 30 pounds of toxic pollutants and 300 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year.

Here are some more tips:

  • Wait until everyone is settled in the car before turning the key.
  • Turn it off at stoplights, drive-thrus, any time you idle for 10 seconds or more.

Start Counting! You will be surprised at how many opportunities you have to save gas, money and the planet!