This app can be used to conduct observations of vehicle idling as part of an idling reduction campaign. The Idle Free Schools app easily allows users to accurately track many vehicles and their idling times, and will calculate the gasoline wasted and pollution emitted during the idling session. The app is simple and easy to use and adds a much higher level of accuracy over conducting the observations with old-fashioned pen and paper.
The Idle Free Schools app can be used on conjunction with the Idle Free Schools Toolkit, which includes everything a school needs to institute a simple, yet effective idling reduction campaign. Idling vehicles contribute to air pollution and emit air toxics, which are pollutants known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects. Limiting a vehicle's idling time can dramatically reduce these pollutants and children's exposure to them.
For more information on Idle Free Schools, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/region8/air/idlefreeschools.html