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Why turn your car engine off?

Did you know that the exhaust from a car idling for one minute is enough to fill 150 balloons containing harmful gases? It’s also illegal, and isn’t cheaper than letting your car run. Idling is a real problem, not to mention a waste of money and fuel. Idling vehicles can be responsible for 30% of the poor air quality in a local area. 

Poor air quality seriously affects people of all ages, especially the young and the old. Air pollution can be twice as high in your vehicle than outside of it.

If you make a pledge below, you'll get some more information on easy ways to carry out your pledge. If you let us know your email, we will send you more tips, advice, and stories of people doing the same.

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Why we should be Air Aware in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Join others pledging to do one thing extra to help themselves, their family or those around them. Pledge now to do your bit and clean up the air you and your family breathe. 

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