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GASP & City of Pittsburgh Team Up to Send the Message: Don’t Idle!

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Did you know that for every 10 minutes you idle your car or truck, you’re contributing about a pound of carbon dioxide – a primary contributor to global warming – into the air we all breathe?

And did you further know that idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more smog and emissions than stopping and restarting your engine?

That’s why GASP has long advocated for anti-idling laws and partnered with local businesses and communities to help remind folks to turn off their engines by providing “No Idling” signage.

Most recently, we were delighted to partner with the City of Pittsburgh to create a Public Service Announcement to dispel the common misconception that idling is better for the car and the environment than shutting off and restarting your engine.

“Not idling your car is a super simple way to help reduce air pollution,” GASP Executive Director Patrick Campbell said. “We hope the PSA puts that on people’s radar.”

Here’s the video, check it out:

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