News from the EarthWays Center
28

This Winter - Break the Ice, Not the Environment!

posted on
This Winter - Break the Ice, Not the Environment!

Winter weather isn't over yet! Snow and ice can be dangerous if not properly removed from streets and surrounding sidewalks. Our friends from the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance have developed wonderful salt alternatives and additional de-icing tips that we should consider. Using these salt alternatives help keep children and pets safe during winter excursions, as well as aquatic and plant life within the environment. Click here to learn more.

Why are salt alternatives important? In the featured photo, sodium chloride levels are being measured in a tributary to Deer Creek. Despite its wide use, sodium chloride (found in more common de-icing salts) has proven to be unsafe in excess amounts to children and pets during winter outings, as well as harmful to aquatic and plant life, the environment, and infrastructure.

Thanks for sharing these important tips! Stay safe, and keep the environment in mind when battling the ice! 

| Categories: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: sustainable solutions, salt alternatives, ice solutions, safety, de-icing | View Count: (410) | Return
Search the EarthWays Center News

Updates Via Email

Sign up to receive our quarterly EarthWays Center e-newsletter.
"Friend" the EarthWays Center!

Join the conversation! Follow the EarthWays Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on sustainability in the St. Louis region.
 
Facebook icon Follow the EarthWays Center on Twitter Follow the EarthWays Center on Instagram
Everyday Green

Ventilation demo

Plastic Pot Recycling
Help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills

Green Resources Answer Service
Call (314) 577-0246 or email with questions related to green products, services and claims

Rainscaping Guide
Learn how to incorporate sustainable landscaping that reduces stormwater runoff and improves local water quality

Growing Green St. Louis
Listen to the Garden's weekly radio show hosted by our Green Resources Manager, Jean Ponzi, on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. on The Big 550 KTRS

Volunteer for the EarthWays Center
A great way to get introduced to the “green scene” here in St. Louis

Special Events
At the Garden and events presented by our partners

 

Contact the EarthWays Center

Do you want help making your home, school or workplace more energy-efficient and sustainable?

Would you like to take a tour or learn about classes and workshops?

Are you looking for a speaker or eco-friendly activity for your group?

Contact us today!