A volunteer effort to educate people about the environmental effects of car idling will happen Nov. 17 at the Fauntleroy ferry dock and along the roadway. Eductional fliers will be handed out to remind people to turn off their cars when they can.
'Think Outside the Car' effort happening on Fauntleroy
10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it, and an idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling 32 mph.
Those sobering facts and others are part of an educational effort seeking volunteer support called Think Outside the Car sponsored by CoolMom, Safeway and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
On Saturday, November 17 Think Outside the Car volunteers will help educate motorists about car idling and hand out friendly take away reminders to turn off the car while waiting for the ferry on the dock and along Fauntleroy Way SW.
The Think Outside the Car project has been building community, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting cleaner air through neighborhood schools and educating parents and students about the effects of car idling.
The project has also helped schools start Walking School Buses- which is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. To find out more information about Walking School buses go here: http://coolmom.org/blog/walking-school-buses-in-west-seattle