You won’t be sitting idle with this game of tag. Some students are idlers, while others are enforcing an “idle-free zone” as a way to learn about idling cars, pollution, healthy choices and clean air. Use the area around your school to identify and count cars that cause pollution and count how many cars could be turned off.
Combustion engine cars and other transportation are a key source of air pollution particularly in major cities. They produce nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and particulate matter adversely affecting health, particularly for those with asthma or other respiratory issues. Making healthy choices to use people power (run, bike, walk) instead of using the car helps keep our air cleaner and increases our own health and well-being. Idling cars contribute to air pollution and this often happens in school areas as students are dropped off and picked up. Young people are one of the higher risk groups for respiratory issues and yet idling is avoidable. For more info regarding air quality and idling go to: Air quality and Idling cars.
One of the benefits of electric vehicles is better air quality. Electric vehicles do not have an exhaust pipe emitting pollution, which helps to keep our air cleaner.
BC Hydro uses the power of falling water to create clean, reliable and renewable electricity. 98% of electricity generated in B.C. is clean energy.