At Go Green Northbrook, we greatly care about the health of our planet and our community. With the amount of Greenhouse gas emissions rising worldwide, we are doing what we can to monitor humanities impact. Go Green Northbrook invites you and your business to join us in our No-Idling Campaign this upcoming Spring. The No-Idling Campaign will run for two weeks starting March 17th Idling Information and Statistics What is Idling?
Idling is when a vehicle’s engine is on, but the vehicle is not in motion. Idling episodes are often small, but the cumulative environmental and social impacts can be bigger than you might expect.
Idling for two minutes is equivalent to driving one mileIdling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine. By choosing to turn off the engine, you are…Decreasing your fuel costs/ not wasting excess fuelDecreasing harmful emissions like Carbon Dioxide, (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), & particulate matter (PM)Impact Make a difference in your community During the winter months, it’s easy for us to let our cars idle because Illinois gets quite cold! Most of us tend to think that turning off your car will cause that comfortable temperature to dissipate quickly, but that’s not really the case. It takes about 25-30 minutes for the heat of your car to transmute into cold air after turning off the engine. Therefore, turning off your car while waiting for a pick-up order should have little impact on the comfort within your vehicle. A key tip we suggest for our friends, neighbors and GGN members is to always keep a blanket within your vehicle. This could come in handy in an emergency and also, while we choose not to idle.
Making the conscious choice to turn off the engine is not only helping you train your brain to think more sustainably, but also to become more environmentally conscious. You are making a positive impact on our community and the entire world!
How Your Business Can HelpDisplaying “No-Idling” Signs in Pick-Up ZonesThese large, flashy signs will get the attention of your customers that this is a No-Idling zone. We request that you display the signs in front of your restaurant where customers pull-in for their pick-up orders. If your business decides to partner with us, we ask that you bring the sign in at closing time to avoid theft or damage during closed hours.
Please contact Celine Eide with any interest, comments or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.
Thanks to our local restaurants on Shermer who are supporting our no idling campaign by placing signs where their customers idle. They are BASU, Landmark Inn and Kamahachi.