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KARS 2.0 – Back in Action!

K.A.R.S is back! This year K.A.R.S has decided to take a more aggressive stance! K.A.R.S is taking a new step into the Road Salt action project, instead of just letting people know, KARS has decided to both inform and help people understand. We have gathered new research, stayed on top of all the newest Road…

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KARS Wins WaterDocs@School Film Fest!

Kids Against Road Salt had the special opportunity to participate in the 2014 WaterDocs @ School program! On March 26, 2014, we attended a special celebration day at the AGO for all of the schools who participated. The day was hosted by Bob Isenberger and included talks and performaces by Georgie Horton-Baptiste, Robyn Hamlyn and Rick Miller!…

Star Academy & KARS used EcoTraction at school

Reusable Alternatives

Unlike Road Salt, which washes away with the melting ice into storm drains, most of the alternative products that provide traction can be cleaned up and used again. At Star Academy, we have been testing EcoTraction, and have been able to sweep up EcoTraction from areas that don’t need it anymore and sprinkle it on…

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Research on Road Salt

One major challenge we faced when starting the KARS project was collecting and sharing web resources for our research. The solution we found was Diigo, an impressive and very useful site which compiles links to be shared and stored for an individual or among a group. Diigo is useful in many ways  such as holding onto important info/…

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Russia’s Radioactive Road Salt

Working on the KARS project has opened my eyes about the dangers of using salt on the roads. I began thinking about what other countries with similiar climates might use. I found a few articles of what other countries use, I decided to look at Russia. I found that in Moscow, Russia they use Radioactive…

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Interview with a Marine Biologist

This video is about an expert’s point of view about road salt gets into fresh water and pollutes it. I got in touch with a friend of the family named Ryan, who is a Marine Biologist. Ryan was kind enough and answer all my questions during the interview. His answers helped my class with our…

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Ice Storm & Road Salt Use

The Ice Storm of December 2013 was incredible, providing many beautiful photos of ice-covered trees and berries. The storm did more than cover nature with sheets of ice, it also covered the roads and sidewalks, making walking and driving very dangerous. Due to the lack of available alternatives, many homeowners, businesses, and city officials were…