Stop Needless Idling Campaign

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone is joining forces with all the Airsheds in Alberta to launch a “Stop Needless Idling” campaign from January 11th to March 15th, 2021.

Research shows that reducing the idling time of a vehicle to 60 seconds or less reduces negative impacts on air quality and the environment and saves time & money!

We are asking everyone to help us create an awareness of needless idling and sign our pledge:

60 Seconds Or Less Is Best

I pledge to idle my vehicle for no more than 60 seconds when parked.

Pledge Form — Alberta Airsheds Council


Gasoline emissions are also associated with acute respiratory symptom days, restricted activity days, asthma symptom days, hospital admissions, emergency room visits, child acute bronchitis episodes and adult chronic bronchitis cases across Canada. The total societal cost associated with on-road and off-road gasoline emissions for calendar year 2015 is estimated to be $7.3 billion. Health Canada Health Risk Gasoline Exhaust Summary


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