Tag: Idle-Free

  • A New Workplace
    My Experience with the Remote Work Pilot

    Recently, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget invited the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to participate in a remote work pilot program that is an integral part of the A New Workplace initiative. In this week’s #UtahDEQBlog, we take a look at how Utah’s teleworking initiative is changing the way we work at DEQ.

  • School Bus Program:
    Be Idle Free

    In a landmark effort that has become a model for other states, the Utah State Office of Education, in partnership with the Utah Clean Cities Coalition, has developed a state school bus idle reduction program that has schoolchildren, their parents, and bus drivers cheering … and breathing deeply

  • Some Common Myths:
    Be Idle Free

    Many people are unaware that reducing the time a vehicle spends idling can make a big difference in both air quality and fuel costs.

  • Health Effects:
    Be Idle Free

    Idling can be bad for your health. While children, the elderly, and people with respiratory ailments are most vulnerable to the pollutants from vehicle exhaust, these emissions affect everybody.

  • Be Idle Free

    Idling your vehicle gets you nowhere. It increases our dependence on petroleum, reduces the fuel economy of your vehicle, costs you money, emits pollutants, and wastes precious natural resources.

  • Air Quality: My Top Ten List for Better Air

    By Donna Kemp Spangler Utah’s winter chill is creeping upon us, and with that comes the infamous inversions, that for perhaps 10 terrible days of the year have downright frightful and unhealthy air quality. (And no, Phil, it’s not Smaug, it’s smog. ) We know we can’t completely prevent them. It is partly an act…

  • Utah Celebrates Ten Years of “Idle-Free”

    By Tammie Bostick-Cooper, Guest Blogger September marks the 10th year of the Idle-Free Governor’s Declaration in Utah. Our state had the first Idle-Free campaign in the nation, and it all started in Salt Lake City. Since 2007, more than 50 Utah mayors have signed the declaration. And in 2011, Salt Lake City–where it all began–became…

  • Air Quality: Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free

    By Robin Erickson, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. You may be familiar with the slogan “Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free,” but do you know where it all…

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