|Submission Date||June 28, 2013|
University of Calgary
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal
Office of Sustainability
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:
The university uses a variety of strategies to minimize the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal. When conditions permit, snow is shoveled onto plantings to help add moisture in the spring and mitigate the impacts of melt and freeze cycles and false spring occurrences. Ice and hard-packed snow is removed manually by chipping as soon as possible, and sand is applied at entrances. A magnesium chloride solution is used on high traffic walkways only when necessary as an alternative to conventional salts.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available: