Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657


Sustainability Tips: How To Avoid Idling Your Car In Winter

Posted by Ford Sanger on Jan 22, 2019 8:55:05 AM
Ford Sanger

How To Avoid Idling Your Car In WinterHow To Avoid Idling

Did you know that, according to studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, vehicles warm up faster while driving than idling? Many of us are tempted to let our cars run in the morning to warm up or while we scrap ice off before we get going. However, warming up your vehicle before you start your trip actually lowers your fuel economy—idling gets 0 miles per gallon. For modern vehicles, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends driving off gently after about 30 seconds. As mentioned the engine will warm up faster being driven which will decrease your fuel costs and reduce your emissions. In addition, Eagle County has a Climate Action Plan which aims to address greenhouse gas emissions in our community. This month's focus is idling. To learn more visit the Climate Action Collaborative (Source: FuelEconomy.gov )


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What You Can Do To Reduce Idling

  • Give your vehicle about 30 seconds to warm up then start driving. Do not idle while you defrost your vehicle.

  • Park your vehicle in a warmer place like a garage if available or consider purchasing a frost guard for your windshield.

  • Combine trips when possible so that you drive less often with a cold engine.


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