Officials at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are encouraging drivers to shut off their engines as they wait outside the terminals.

The airport launched its Idle-Free campaign yesterday in an attempt to reduce the number of people running stationary vehicles along the arrivals road and in the delivery area.

As part of the initiative, numerous signs have been installed to remind people about the environmental impact of idling their vehicles.

“It’s important to do our part to reduce fuel consumption wherever possible,” said Shawn Hicks, the airport’s environmental systems manager.

“We are committed to decreasing the airport’s environmental footprint.”

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