Contra Costa County

Resource Team

Idle Free Bay Area

The Contra Costa County Resource Team is part of the Idle Free Bay Area program, educating parents and community members about a simple way to save money, save gas, and reduce air pollution while waiting to pick someone up.

  • The County of Contra Costa and a growing list of towns and cities have made Idle Free proclamations.
  • Schools and youth groups have participated throughout the county.  
  • Watch a news story about Pittsburg Unified School District’s Idle Free effort.

The Team continues to create new educational materials available for anyone to use. They can be found under Resources and Toolkits and include:

  • A template for a local government proclamation.
  • A one-minute video on idling that can be shared in newsletters or on websites.
  • A self-looping PowerPoint for TV screens in lobbies or on community television stations.
  • A clean air activity sheet available in multiple languages.

The Team may provide bookmarks, pledge forms, or parking signs for groups, depending on availability. If your school or organization would like to become involved, please contact for information on available resources. 

Please consider taking the Idle Free Pledge

If you would like more information on the Contra Costa County Spare the Air Resource Team, or are interested in joining, please contact .


Member Organizations
  • 511 Contra Costa
  • Bishop Ranch - Sunset Development
  • City of Antioch
  • City of Concord
  • City of Martinez
  • City of Pinole
  • City of Pittsburg
  • City of San Ramon
  • City of Walnut Creek
  • Contra Costa Centre Association
  • Contra Costa County Climate Leaders
  • Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development 
  • Contra Costa County Department of Public Health
  • Contra Costa County District I, Supervisor Gioia
  • Contra Costa County District IV, Supervisor Mitchoff
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority
  • County Connection
  • Enterprise Rideshare
  • Generation Green
  • La Clinica
  • Monument Impact
  • Mount Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Sustainable Contra Costa County

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Kristina Chu

Senior Public Information Officer , Community Protection


Communications and Outreach