In partnership with the Weber-Morgan Health Department, Ogden School District, and Weber State University, the Ogden City Council and Mayor Mike Caldwell will declare February 3-9, 2019 as “Idle-Free Week” in Ogden City. Residents are encouraged to reduce vehicle idling and unnecessary driving during this week and throughout the entire year.
Ogden City Council Member Marcia White and Ogden School Board Members will be recognizing schools who have taken a proactive approach to reduce idling.
Small Actions. Big Difference.
Small changes, like consolidating trips, using mass transit, avoiding drive-thrus and turning off your vehicle at schools, banks, parking lots and train crossings, can make a significant difference in our air quality and even save you money.
Facts about Cold Starts
A study by Weber State University, Utah State University, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) debunked the myth that newer vehicles still require a warm-up period. Driving your vehicle warms it up a lot faster than idling and dramatically reduces emissions.