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Freeport Clean Air Project

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  PORTLAND PRESS HERALD- June 8, 2006- Idling is no idle threat

Environmental activists urge for No Idling Zones in Freeport.

FREEPORT — After depositing tourists at L.L. Bean, buses head straight for a spot right off the main drag. Up to a dozen buses can fit. For Joan Saxe, that's 12 too many buses that could end up idling their engines and releasing toxins into the air.

THE COMMUNITY LEADER - May 19, 2005 - Freeport Group aims to cut car fumes


Did you know that an idling vehicle produces 30 times more Carbon Dioxide than a vehicle traveling at 32 miles an hour?  Andy Burt of the Maine Council of Churches is quoted saying this about turning off your car: "It is a simple thing that everyone can do, and it makes a big difference."

THE FORCASTER - May 5, 2005 - Shining a Light on 'Living Lightly', Church holds Clean Energy Fair


This 2 page article focuses on the St. Bartholomew Church Clean Air Fair and features some highlights of the event including a Segway scooter and hybrid vehicles from Lee Auto and Casco Bay Ford.

THE FORECASTER - October 7, 2004 - Freeport Parents urged to turn off their engines.


Sierra Club's Joan Saxe is pictured educating parents about the No Idling Campaign.

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD - October 1, 2004 - Freeport hopes to cut fumes, asking drivers to stop idling.


This article discusses the CAP project, shows materials and strategy used by volunteers to make school grounds healthier places.

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