Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
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Maharishi University of Management
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Leanne Hays
Administrator
Sustainable Living
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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:

This year there are new plows that move more snow in one pass than what was done in the past. This means less running time of the gasoline engines. The other component is we have mixed sand and salt to lower the salt content on the roadways and sidewalks which means lower sodium levels going into the storm drains and grassy areas. We hand shovel smaller sidewalks and exit areas and use a small gas engine (grasshopper) to remove snow on the larger and longer walkways. All snow is plowed into grassy areas to allow to perk back into the ground with less run off to the storm drains. Again this depends on if the ground is frozen as to how much will perk back into the ground. As budget supports we will continue to work towards better technologies.


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