Toolkits and Resources
We have created a number of resource packs and toolkits for difference audiences to use in order to take action on idling. These toolkits provide instructions to help you spread the Engines Off message, educate and engage drivers and run events.
If you would like to download a toolkit, please click on the appropriate link below, fill in your details on the form and click to accept the terms and conditions. You will then be taken to a page where you can download the toolkit. You will also be emailed a link to the download page.
2020 Idling Action Pack
Check out our 2020 Idling Action Pack – a step-by-step guide to becoming a local air quality hero, aimed at schools and community groups.
The pack contains activities perfect for spreading the Engines Off message while staying safe and socially distanced. It also features a guide for our new video workshop so you can run your own virtual events.
Follow the link to download your pack and become an idling action hero.
Engine Off Every Stop Supporter Pack
Download the Engine Off Every Stop Supporter Pack to support our latest ad campaign. As well as providing social media-optimised images for you to use, the pack gives guidance on creating your own posts, contacting organisations and taking your campaigning further.
We have various school specific resources so that students can learn more about air pollution, take part in anti-idling challenges, and so the school community can take steps to tackle idling.
Download the school toolkits here – Engine Off Every Stop Pack, Idling Action Student Workshop Pack, and Vehicle Idling Action Events Pack – Toolkits for Schools
Local Authority Resources
We have resources available for officers from Local Authorities to take action on idling. From templates to assist in implementing enforcement of idling legislation, to best practice guidance for running an idling campaign.
Download the local authority toolkits here – Vehicle Idling Action Events and Enforcement – Toolkits for Local Authorities
Idling Action Event Resources for other organisations
We also have organisation-specific toolkits for running your own Idling Action event and idling campaign.
The Action Events toolkits have been prepared to enable these specific audiences to plan, deliver and evaluate the impact of their own Idling Action events. Action events were pioneered by the City of London Corporation in 2015. The best practice guidance and resources in these toolkits are based on the learning from the Idling Action events held in London so far.
Please note, following government guidance around COVID-19 Idling Action are not currently running events. However we are continuing to campaign for clean air using alternative approaches. Though we do not encourage direct driver engagement at present the resources in these toolkits will help your campaign and any future events.
Download our event toolkit for hospitals here – Vehicle Idling Action Events – A Toolkit for Hospitals
Download our event toolkit for businesses here – Vehicle Idling Action Events – A Toolkit for Businesses
If you want to spread the Engines Off message personally, you can download posters and leaflets to put up in your community here – Idling Action Posters and Leaflets for individuals
#EnginesOff Fleet and Driver Toolkit
For our #EnginesOff fleet and driver toolkit including template anti-idling policies, education resources and more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Idling Research
TRL has produced research examining the emission profile of idling vehicles. By analysing Portable Emissions Measurement System (PeMS) data for various petrol and diesel vehicles TRL has established quantities of CO2 and NOx produced by idling.
The findings indicate that idling for a 30 second period produces nearly twice as much pollution as switching off then restarting the engine.