The Contra Costa County Spare the Air Resource Team is working to keep the air clean in Contra Costa with the “Be Idle-Free” outreach campaign. The project began as a pilot with three schools in 2012, expanded throughout the county, and is now being implemented in partnership with other resource teams as the Idle Free Bay Area campaign.
Drivers can save money, reduce air pollution, and help everyone breathe easier just by turning a key! The message is simple: Turn off your car engine if you’ll be sitting for more than 30 seconds at a car wash, drive-thru, or pick-up spot. You’ll save gas and money and help Spare the Air! Please consider taking the Idle Free Pledge!
If your school or organization would like to become involved, or you would like to schedule a presentation to your group, please contact Stephanie Anderson via . The Idle-Free presentation is available in English and Spanish.
The team also has an ongoing project with TransitandTrails.org to encourage local community groups to use the website to plan trips to the great outdoors using public transit. Participating organizations have included a Boys & Girls Club, community centers, and volunteers for the East Bay Regional Park District. Watch a video of the Boys & Girls Club's first excursion. Senior and youth groups are particularly encouraged to participate. If you would like to be considered for participation with your club or organization, contact Stephanie Anderson via .
If you would like more information on the Contra Costa County Spare the Air Resource Team, or are interested in joining, please contact Stephanie Anderson by or phone at 510-246-8840 ext. 301.
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- Bauer's Intelligent Transportation
- Bishop Ranch Transportation Center
- City of Antioch
- City of Pittsburg
- City of San Ramon
- Contra Costa Centre Association
- Contra Costa County Climate Leaders
- Contra Costa County Department of Public Health
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority
- County Connection
- Enterprise Rideshare
- Generation Green
- Monument Impact
- Mount Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America
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