Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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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 use a couple of different weather services to try to pay close attention to the weather. We have one person on grounds who controls all application of road salt and use, which makes the operation extremely precise and cautious. We also use treated salts which increases the efficiency of the salt itself, helping melt ice and snow to a lower temperature. We have most likely cut at least 25% of the salt use over all. Additionally, we pre-treat prior to the storm which saves a lot. Because we have our own municipal water supply we are careful with quality and quantity of salt applications.

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