When driving locally, decelerate steadily to save gas, and turn off your engine if you stop for more than 10 seconds. An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution that one traveling at 30 mph and uses more fuel than turning off and restarting the engine.

Pictured above from left:  Anna Thornton, Tess Nobles, Max Downing, Dante Stella, Maya Farrell, Aashi Yadav, and Suhani Suneja.  Photo by Tara O’Donnell.  Middlebrook Recycling Club

Our weekly “Eco Tips” series is a collaboration between GOOD Morning Wilton, Wilton Go Green and the Middlebrook Recycling Club, under the direction of teacher Janet Nobles. The tips will help teach readers more about environmental sustainability and eco-awareness, and will feature a range of easy and earth-friendly, sustainable ideas that can save Wilton residents and homeowners money while improving their quality of life.