Photos: Students, dignitaries kick off Idle-Free Month

Published: Monday, Sept. 5 2011 11:11 p.m. MDT

Tim Porter, left, vice principal of Mountain View Elementary School, high-fives students after the Utah Clean Cities kick-off event for the 2011 Idle-Free Month at Mountain View Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Idle-Free month is in its fourth year and will be part of a statewide campaign for the first time, with the goal of having every driver in every city in Utah making a reduction in idling time.

Laura Seitz, Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The mayors of Taylorsville, West Valley City and Provo, above, speak with students from Mountain View Elementary School in Salt Lake City during the Utah Clean Cities kick-off event for the 2011 Idle-Free Month on Sept. 1. Idle-Free month encourages motorists to reduce idling time by turning the car off when not in use. Right, Tim Porter, vice principal of Mountain View Elementary School, high-fives students while another student displays the emblem on the back of a safety vest. Below right, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon was among the luminaries who addressed the students. Far right, third-graders Juan Ruiz, center, and Carmen Rodriguez clap during an "idle-free" rap performed during the kick-off event.

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