The library is participating in the village’s new Idle Free Arlington campaign initiated to educate and raise awareness about the importance of turning off your engine when you’re just sitting in your car waiting. You can read more about the campaign here.
Whether it be waiting for a train to go by or waiting for your kids after an activity at the library, idling gets you nowhere. Literally – 0 mpg. Not only does it waste costly fuel, it also pollutes our air. The fact is idling cars in the Chicago area create 25 tons of pollution per day. You can learn more facts about the effects of idling on this fact sheet from the Arlington Heights Cool Cities Coalition.