IdleBox Toolkit for Idling Reduction Projects

IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idling reduction. The low-hanging fruit of fuel economy, idling reduction is a simple way to use less fuel and to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases.

What Is Idling?

Idling is running a vehicle’s propulsion engine when the vehicle isn’t moving. Idling wastes fuel and creates harmful emissions.

Use IdleBox to:

  • Learn more about the benefits of idling reduction for your organization, fleet, or community.
  • Engage and educate others—including drivers, fleet managers, policymakers, sustainability managers, and others—on the value of idling reduction.
  • Launch an idling reduction campaign for your organization, fleet, or community.

Core Resources

Specialty Resources

Stop Idling. Start $aving.

MSU students.

College students help conduct an IdleBox campaign at New Hope Middle School in Columbus, Mississippi.

IdleBox tools have been a tremendous support to our initiatives with area schools. We have prepared a comprehensive kit with high-quality, ready-to-use information featuring IdleBox materials and EPA lesson plans that we present to schools to encourage and support their interest in developing idling reduction and air quality improvement programs. IdleBox has been a great resource for our coalition's educational outreach efforts.”
Lauren Lambert-Tompkins,
Louisiana Clean Fuels

IdleBox has been a great set of tools for many of our projects. Most recently the IdleBox tools served as a foundation for our successful webinar on Driver Training. We were able to educate fleet managers and drivers in our region about the environmental and economic impacts of simply turning their key. We also used the tools extensively for a presentation given to Sleeping Bear Dunes park staff as part of the National Parks initiative with which we are involved.”
Heather Croteau,
Ann Arbor Clean Cities Coalition

Are You a Clean Cities Coordinator?

IdleBox has additional resources for Clean Cities coalitions. Go to the Coalition IdleBox Resources.