Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Bowdoin College
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:
Yes

A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:

To reduce the environmental impact of salting during Maine winters, Bowdoin uses a product called Magic Salt. Magic Salt is ordinary rock salt that has been treated with an agricultural by-product of the distilling process blended with magnesium chloride. It is non-toxic, biodegradable product and has a corrosion index lower than distilled water.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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