Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
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 a non-toxic, biodegradable product and has a corrosion index lower than distilled water. The Grounds Staff also attempts to balance the needs of pedestrian access versus snow and ice removal. Several campus paths are not maintained during the winter, in large part to reduce salt usage that can cause damage to nearby tree roots.


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

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