Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Hosted by West Central Airshed Society and Alberta Capital Airshed
Excessive vehicle idling can increase air pollution. Join us for this webinar where we speak with representatives from the City of St. Albert, the City of Edmonton, and the Alberta Motor Association about their efforts and initiatives to reduce idling. We will include time for a facilitated live Q&A with webinar participants and guest speakers.
Heather Wheeliker will share with us the public information pieces about anti-idling that are available from the City of Edmonton for citizens to access. The City’s efforts and materials are designed to encourage no --or less-- vehicle idling, and are freely accessible on their website. Heather will also touch on the City’s voluntary anti-idling bylaw.
Payton Homeak will provide an overview of the City of St. Albert's Idle-Free Bylaw, which was first approved in 2008 and updated in 2018 to reduce the idling of parked vehicles and help educate residents about how they can impact air quality in their community. It will highlight key lessons learned, engagement tactics, and how the City of St. Albert will address air quality in their long-range plans.
Dominic Schamuhn: At some point we’ve all done it, but it’s not necessary to leave your vehicle idling (not even in winter). The reality is modern vehicles don’t need a lot of time to ‘warm up’—not only does it waste fuel (and cost you more the next time you need to fill up), it also creates unnecessary pollution and impacts air quality.