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Communities and Government

Welcome to the Idle-Free Zone

For Communities and Government

For Communities and Government

This is Canada's first Web site dedicated to helping communities and environmental groups stop engine idling in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the most current and previous issues of the Idle Free Zone newsletter for news and events across the country.

Natural Resources Canada has developed ready-to-use graphic materials, articles, tools and templates that can help you organize a public education campaign at your workplace or develop a larger-scale awareness and outreach campaign in your community.

Check out what other communities and organizations are doing for more great ideas!

Understanding the Issues

Building your own Campaign

The following fast facts, FAQ's and quiz can be easily cut and pasted into your newsletter or used to create an interesting on-line quiz for your website. Calculations that support many of the program messages on this website are also provided.


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