January Idle-Free Sonoma County Challenge


This January we challenge you to be Idle-Free with Safe Routes to Schools! That means, turn off your car engine when waiting more than 30-seconds.

Due to the holiday break, we will not hold a Walk & Roll to Anywhere event or student-activity challenge.  Instead, we encourage families and school personnel to sign our online “Idle Free Sonoma County Pledge.”

Parents/families, teachers, and school staff who sign the pledge by Sunday, January 31, 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $50.00 gift cards to a local business of the winner’s choice.


  • Get educated about the benefits of turning off your engine when waiting more than 30-seconds!  
    • Read this Facts About Idling Fact Sheet in English or Spanish  and/or read/share a shorter Instagram-size Fact Sheet in English or Spanish
    • For more education & fun, read and color the Things Your Family Can Do for Clean Air info & coloring page in English or Spanish
  • Sign the Idle-Free Bay Sonoma County Pledge (one signature per family/household) between January 1st-January 31st, 2021
  • Pledges may be signed by parents, teachers, and/or school administrators/staff from any K-8 School in Sonoma County. 

Signed pledges will be entered into a drawing for one of eight $50.00 gift cards to a local business of choice! Gift cards have been donated by the Sonoma County Spare the Air Resource Team and one of our January Sponsors, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  

Winner will be announced in February, and winners will choose which local business to purchase the $50.00 gift card from. 

Questions? Email Safe Routes to School




Explanatory Letter to Students and Families (MS Word English/Spanish) (PDF English/Spanish) 

January Pledge to be Idle Free Video Commercial (YouTube link)

Full Page Flyer 8 1/2 x 11 (English PDF) (Spanish PDF) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Instagrammable Promotional Image (square) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Instagrammable "Idle-Free Educational Facts" Image (square)  (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Facebook Event or Website header (rectangle) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

Website/Newsletter banner (long, narrow rectangle) (English JPEG) (Spanish JPEG) 

1/4 Page Flyer for printing/physical distribution (Eng/Span PDF Color) (Eng/Span PDF Black & White) 

Walk & Roll, Good for You, Good for the Earth logo Eng Span

Walk & Roll, Good for You, Good for the Earth Rectangular Image (banner) Eng Span