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Australian Electric Vehicle Association
Australian Electric Vehicle Association
Australian Electric Vehicle Association

Why is smoking around children banned, but idling vehicles in schools is OK?

One of the greatest exposures to toxic air pollution for our children is on the way to and from school. In an environment where our children should be safe and protected, they are often breathing in dangerous emissions from idling cars and buses parked in school grounds. This daily exposure can lead to asthma and allergies, and is also linked to delayed learning.
The Idle Off Project helps secondary students identify and mitigate the risks of idling vehicles, helping them to create a plan to communicate the Idle Off message with parents and bus companies. Co-founded by a small team from the health and EV sectors, The Idle Off Project is being rolled out to schools in Australia and New Zealand.  


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