No Idling Campaign

No Idling campaign is part of Brent Council’s initiative to improve the air quality in and around Brent Schools. The aim is to educate and engage with parents, students and members’ of the public and try to reduce idling of vehicles near schools.

Download the No Idling toolkit here

The children, teachers and parents of the school will be establishing a ‘No Idling Zone’. This zone is an area where all vehicle owners are asked to turn their engines off whilst they wait.

The emissions that come from vehicle exhausts are harmful for everyone, especially children who breathe more and at a faster rate than adults. Vehicle exhaust in our air contains many pollutants that are linked to asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, heart disease, cancer and other health problems.

Please support these schools in their ‘No Idling Campaign’ and turn off your car while waiting to drop off or pick up students. Together, we can make a real difference and improve the quality of air we all breathe.

What is Idling?

Idling is when a vehicle's engine is left running while it is parked or stationary for a period of time longer than 30 seconds, contributing further to toxic emissions in the air we breathe. These commonly happen when drivers are waiting whilst parked outside a house, school or business.