News Archive - 2006-2010

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2010

 

DECEMBER

• MEETING ON POTENTIAL IDLING LEGISLATION WITH SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, SHAP SMITH

• MEETING WITH REP. DAVID SHARPE RE: SPONSORING TRUCK VEHICLE IDLING BILL

 

NOVEMBER

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "GOING 'GREENER' INCLUDES LESS IDLING"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "IT'S TIME TO STOP SCHOOL IDLING"

 

SEPTEMBER

• TIMES ARGUS: "HIGH TIME TO STOP SCHOOL IDLING"

 

JULY

• VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO COMMENTARY - JAY CRAVEN: "EXHAUSTED IN NANTUCKET"

 

APRIL

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: BURLINGTON, VT POLICE RELUCTANT TO ENFORCE IDLING ORDINANCE

 

MARCH

• VERMONT 10,000 LBS. IDLING RESTRICTION BILL FAILS TO MOVE FORWARD IN LEGISLATURE

• SENATOR WILLIAM DOYLE'S 2010 TOWN MEETING DAY SURVEY

Question 4: Should the legislature enact a law that encourages the drivers of cars and trucks to do less idling?

RESULTS: 51% - Yes, 34% - No, 16% - Not sure

 

FEBRUARY

• MEETING WITH SUSTAINABLE RUTLAND

• TIMES-ARGUS: "WE NEED A NEW IDLING LAW"

 

JANUARY

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS "MY TURN": "DO THE RIGHT THING AND STOP IDLING"

• ASSOCIATED PRESS: "VERMONT PANEL OKS CRACKDOWN ON TRUCK IDLING"

• AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IN VERMONT FORMALLY LAUNCHES VERMONT IDLE-FREE FLEETS CAMPAIGN

• UVM MEDICAL STUDENTS TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF VEHICLE IDLING BILL

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS STORY: "BURLINGTON RESTRICTS CAR IDLING"

 

 

2009

 

DECEMBER

• CITY OF BURLINGTON UPDATES NO IDLING ORDINANCE

• VERMONT CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY ENERGY & CLIMATE ACTION

 

NOVEMBER

• VERMONT 4-H YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL MAKES STATE HOUSE PRESENTATION ON IDLING

• VERMONT 4-H YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING ON IDLING

• IDLE-FREE VT COSPONSORS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION 2009 CONFERENCE

• IDLE-FREE VT CAMPAIGN RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN DEPT. OF ENERGY NEWSLETTER

 

OCTOBER

• VERMONT 4-H YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL 2ND MEETING ON IDLING

 

SEPTEMBER

• SECOND BATCH OF NEW IDLE-FREE VT PAMPHLETS & POSTERS DELIVERED TO DMV

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS "MY TURN": "AS WEATHER COOLS, WATCH THE IDLING"

• RUTLAND HERALD PUBLISHES "TURN OFF IDLING CARS AND TRUCKS"

 

AUGUST

• AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. IN VERMONT SECURES IDLING REDUCTION DEC GRANT; WAYNE MICHAUD HIRED AS COORDINATOR

• AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. IN VERMONT HONORS WAYNE MICHAUD

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "NO DOWNTIME FOR ANTI-IDLING ACTIVIST"

 

JUNE

• AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. IN VERMONT & UVM TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER APPLY FOR IDLING REDUCTION PROJECT GRANT

• IDLE-FREE VT VERMONT COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE GRANT PROJECT IS NOT FUNDED

 

MAY

• IDLE-FREE VT APPLIES FOR A VERMONT COMMUNITY CLIMATE CHANGE GRANT

 

APRIL

• A COALITION OF NO IDLING ADVOCATES MEETS IN WATERBURY

• IDLE-FREE VT IS NOW IDLE-FREE VT INC.—A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

 

MARCH

• H.97 DOES NOT MAKE CROSSOVER

 

FEBRUARY

• H.97 TESTIMONY BY AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. IN VERMONT

• H.97 TESTIMONY BEGINS

 

JANUARY

H.97—"AN ACT RELATING TO IDLING OF MOTOR VEHICLES" BILL INTRODUCED IN VERMONT LEGISLATURE

 

 

2008

 

DECEMBER

• NO IDLING WORKSHOP AT ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP, RANDOLPH, VT

 

SEPTEMBER

• IDLE-FREE VT FEATURED ON FRONT PAGE IN RUTLAND HERALD AND TIMES ARGUS

• NEW IDLE-FREE VT FLYERS DELIVERED TO DMV

 

AUGUST

• IDLE-FREE VT RECEIVES $100 DONATION FOR ADDITIONAL FLYERS

• IDLE-FREE VT SECURES FUNDING FOR NEW FLYER THANKS TO THE SIERRA CLUB, VERMONT CHAPTER

 

JUNE

• VERMONT IDLE-FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN FIRST DRAFT

• DMV OFFERS TO EDUCATE MOTORISTS ABOUT IDLING

• MORRISTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT (LAMOILLE COUNTY) ADOPTS IDLING POLICY FOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN SCHOOL BUSES

 

MAY

• MERCHANTS BANK POSTS IDLE-FREE FLYERS AT ALL BRANCHES OF BANK TELLER DRIVE UP WINDOWS

• IMPORTANT MEETING TO WIDEN VERMONT IDLE-FREE EFFORT

• NATIONAL SKI AREA ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE PUBLISHES NO IDLING LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

APRIL

• INTERVIEW WITH WAYNE MICHAUD, DIRECTOR OF IDLE-FREE VT FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF VERMONT RESEARCH PROJECT

 

MARCH

• MARCH/APRIL ISSUE: LIVIN' MAGAZINE: "CAR IDLING DEBATED"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "BUS OPERATOR CHALLENGES BUS IDLING RULES"

• STOWE REPORTER EDITORIAL: "CUT THE IGNITION"

• STOWE REPORTER: "IDLING CARS TARGET OF STOWE EFFORT"

 

JANUARY

LETTERS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT RE: VERMONT'S UNATTENDED MOTOR VEHICLES LAW

• NO-IDLE TOWN MEETING ARTICLE PETITIONS

 

 

2007

 

DECEMBER

• JOURNAL OPINION: "SCHOOLS PREPARED FOR IDLING BAN"

 

NOVEMBER

• ADDISON INDEPENDENT: "MIDDLEBURY MULLS IDLE-FREE POLICY"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "IDLING CARS ARE THE PRICE OF COMFORT"

• RUTLAND HERALD: "IDLING CARS ARE COSTLY WASTE"

• VERMONT BUSINESS MAGAZINE: AD PLACED AS PART OF IDLE-FREE VT BUSINESS IDLE-FREE EFFORT

 

AUGUST

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "AUTOMAKERS SHOULD ADOPT AUTO STOP-START"

• TIMES ARGUS COMMENTARY: "CURBING VEHICLE IDLING SAVES MONEY, HELPS AIR"

 

JUNE

• ADDISON INDEPENDENT: STORY ABOUT THE ENACTMENT OF NEW SCHOOL BUS IDLING RULE

• "MY TURN" OP-ED IN BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "AVOID SUMMERTIME IDLING; IT'S THE LAW"

• DEERFIELD VALLEY NEWS: STORY ABOUT THE ENACTMENT OF NEW SCHOOL BUS IDLING RULE

 

MAY

• IDLE-FREE VT LAUNCHES BUSINESS IDLE-FREE EFFORT

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS & BOSTON GLOBE: "GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW BILL TO

  BAN BUS IDLING"

MAY 26: In a signing ceremony at Browns River Middle School in Jericho, whose student testimony in support of school bus idling legislation was so instrumental, Governor Jim Douglas signs bill S.13 into law. It is now known as ACT 48—An Act Relating to the Idling of Motor Vehicle Engines on School Property. The law becomes effective Jan. 1, 2008.

• VTRANS ENERGY WORKSHOP NATIONAL LIFE BUILDING, MONTPELIER

• BURLINGTON SAYS, "DON'T IDLE HERE"

 

APRIL

• SEVEN DAYS: "NO IDLING MATTER"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "STUDENTS CHEER HOUSE VOTE ON BUS IDLING BAN"

• BRATTLEBORO REFORMER: "BOARD: TURN OFF ENGINES"

"MY TURN" OP-ED IN BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "NO GOOD REASON TO LET VEHICLES IDLE"

• BRATTLEBORO SELECTBOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES NO-IDLING RESOLUTION

• WPTZ-TV CHANNEL 5 NEWS--REPORT ON IDLING

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "BURLINGTON ANNOUNCES NO-IDLING CAMPAIGN"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "STUDENTS HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS"

• IDLE-FREE VT RADIO PSAS ON WLVB RADIO

 

MARCH

• BRATTLEBORO REFORMER: "STUDENTS TURNED OFF BY IDLING CARS"

 

FEBRUARY

• BENNINGTON BANNER "SUPPORT IDLE-FREE CAMPAIGN"

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS : "STUDENTS DEMAND BUS IDLING LAW"

• CHANNEL 3 WCAX TV NEWS: "STUDENTS TAKE IDEA TO STATE HOUSE"

• MEETING WITH MONTPELIER MAYOR MARY HOOPER ON POSSIBLE CITYWIDE NO-IDLING CAMPAIGN

 

JANUARY

• BURLINGTON FREE PRESS OPINION PAGE FEATURES IDLING ISSUE

 

 

2006

 

DECEMBER

• "MY TURN" OP-ED IN BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "ANTI-IDLING LAW WOULD HELP STATE"

• RUTLAND HERALD COMMENTARY: "IDLING CAR IS HARMFUL, WASTEFUL"

 

OCTOBER

• IDLE-FREE VT RADIO PSAS ON RADIO STATIONS WDEV AND WLVB

 

SEPTEMBER

• AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC. OF VT 2007 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA INCLUDES SUPPORT OF IDLING RESTRICTION LEGISLATION

• "MY TURN" OP-ED IN BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: "LET'S KICK THE IDLING HABIT"

 

AUGUST

• PRESS RELEASE SENT: IDLE-FREE VT CAMPAIGN LAUNCH AND PETITION DRIVE

 

JULY

• FIRST IDLE-FREE VT CAMPAIGN ACTION: CALL IN TO VPR'S SWITCHBOARD PROGRAM: "AIR QUALITY IN VERMONT"