An idling awareness program presents the case for moving away from getting zero miles per gallon.


An idling awareness program communicates corporate idling policies and techniques. It explains the environmental and financial importance of eliminating idling as much as possible and the numerous benefits that come along with doing so. [1]

An idling awareness program should be developed alongside an idling reduction strategy and idling reduction policies with the success of those items as a primary goal. It can include, but is not limited to:

  • Workshops.
  • Regular meetings.
  • Workplace posters.
  • Idling tips resources.
  • Personnel pay stub tip inserts.
  • Group emails.

Numerous local governments across BC have used idling awareness programs, including the City of Victoria and the Township of Langley.


An idling awareness program delivers a remarkable amount of benefits, including:

  • Reduced GHG emissions and related pollutants.
  • Reduced fuel costs.
  • Reduced operating costs.
  • Reduced engine wear.
  • Reduced maintenance costs.
  • Increased resale value.
  • Improved public image.
  • Improved work environment.

Complimentary Measures

  • Green Fleet Action Plan
  • Idling Reduction Strategy
  • Benchmarking Program
  • Fuel Efficiency Policies
  • Idling Reduction Policies
  • Fuel Data Management System
  • Driver Awareness Program
  • Driver Training Program
  • Idling Training Program
  • Driver Incentive Program
  • Route Planning
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[1], (2006). E3 Fleet. Fraser Basin Council.