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Maryland Department of the Environment recognizes local schools for ‘idle-free’ policy

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Some northeastern Baltimore County schools have been recognized by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

MDE has published an “Honor Roll” recognizing schools that have established a “school idle reduction” policy.

“(These schools) are making great strides to keep students, staff, and families safer by reducing vehicle emissions from unnecessary idling,” said MDE officials.

MDE reminds parents that idling cars and buses can:

  • pollute the air in and around the vehicle and school buildings
  • waste fuel and money
  • cause engine wear and damage

The following local schools made the MDE Honor Roll:

  • Chapel Hill Elementary School
  • Fullerton Elementary School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • Rosedale Center

Schools that would like to establish a idle-free police can email mde.idlefreemd@maryland.gov to receive idling program materials.

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The full Honor Roll can be viewed here.

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