Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jerry Raguse
Grounds Services Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:

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

We monitor winter conditions and use appropriate ice melt products. Our main concern is safety of the individuals walking on campus. We do use a liquid potassium acetate solution which is less toxic to the environment, however because of the severity of our winter there are times when the temperature is below zero and only sand and calcium chloride will work. We do try to only spot treat icy areas rather than blanket spread the sand/salt whenever possible. As we haul snow from campus it is piled in a parking lot designed to recapture the sand and filter the water as it melts to minimize effects on the Red River drainage.

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

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