Idle Free Zone
Tue, Sep 4 9:27am
Mt. Diablo Elementary

Dear MDE Families: 

MDE has established an Idle Free Zone in the K-2 drop off/pick-up area in the front of the school.  Schools have some of the worst air quality conditions due to so many idling vehicles and young lungs are much more susceptible to these harmful pollutants. School busses and heavy duty vehicles are already banned from idling on school campuses for this reason. New signage has been added asking drivers not to idle their engines in this area.  Turning your engine off when not driving improves air quality while saving money and reducing fossil fuel consumption. 

This week your child will be bringing home a bookmark with some details about being idle free. Want to know more?  Here are a few links with more information/resources: 

https://www.epa.gov/schools/idle-free-schools-toolkit-healthy-school-environment

https://idlefreebayarea.org/resources/

https://www.arb.ca.gov/knowzone/sbidling/sbidling.htm