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11.10.2009

Finally, the City of Tallahassee has adopted a nationwide movement--significantly reducing the amount of time we waste burning gasoline while going nowhere.

You can take the pledge to reduce unnecessary idling: posted here at the City of Tallahassee's website.

Since our Green Readers have stopped consuming fast food in an effort to eat local and eat slow, we're no longer idling at the drive-thru (and that includes Starbucks). We've reduced our exposure
to the vehicle exhaust that increases the risk of death from heart and lung disease and lung cancer.

However as posted here last year, a great deal of idling takes place at schools, where buses and cars line up to drop off and pick up children, and the children end up breathing the exhaust.
Stopping unnecessary vehicle idling is one relatively easy way to contribute to improved air quality and respiratory health in our communities. Are Leon County schools and parents taking the pledge?

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