Climate Change. and. Vehicle Idling Awareness. Funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada. What is. Climate Change?. Scientists say:. The earth is getting warmer…. 20th century the warmest globally in past 1000 years. 1980s and 1990s warmest decades on record.
Vehicle Idling Awareness
Funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada
Earth’s surface is heated by the sun and radiates the heat back out towards space
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
trap some of the heat
Solar energy from the sun
The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect is normal… without it Earth would be in a deep freeze!
…But when greenhouse gases like these become more
concentrated in the atmosphere, the Greenhouse Effect increases and causes global temperatures to rise…
released through burning
the most common gas
from wetlands, rice paddies,
animal digestive processes,
landfills and sewage treatments
from soils and the ocean
Ozone:exists naturally in the
Human activities are intensifying the greenhouse effect
account for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions each year -
equal to six tonnes per year
A campaign in Toronto found that more than a third of parents idle their vehicles while waiting to pick up their children
much as possible
Turn off your
when not in use
Walk or bike
for short trip
in actions in
Taking action to reduce emissions will slow the rate of climate change, save money and produce other environmental and health benefits
Climate Change Saskatchewan’s
Vehicle Idling Awareness Campaign!
…and be awarded with an Idle Free Zone
sign to be posted in your school zone!
What is involved?
School Events: Incorporate anti-idling themes into school assemblies, debates, rallies, parent-teacher open houses, concerts, sport and fun-days, and other special events; Specific activities include skits, cheer or song competitions, dance-offs and more
and then try calculating and graphing the differences before and after the campaign!
on doing your part
to help fight
Call Climate Changes Saskatchewan toll-free 1-866-887-8823 if you have questions or to book a speaker, or check out www.climatechangesask.ca
The Idle-Free Zone http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/idling
Transport Canada tips to reduce emissions at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/vehicles/home.cfm
Saskatchewan Environment www.se.gov.sk.ca