Kids Against Road Salt Documentary 2015

Produced for the 2015 WaterDocs Film Festival @School programme, Kids Against Road salt explore issues of contamination in our local watersheds from Road Salt and other over-used contaminants. Kids Against Road Salt is a group of students at Star Academy in Mississauga who have been taking action against Road Salt contamination since 2013. This project…

Flow

“Flow” tells the story of water as it makes it way through a watershed. Water travels through rural and urban areas before flowing into the world. At the start of the mural we see a young person reaching out to prevent a piece of garbage entering the water system, signifying that we can all take…

Thank you EcoLogos &WaterDocs for making the sky the limit!

A reflection on participation in the WaterDocs@School programme, written by Jeremy W, Grade 8.  Last year our Senior class started a project called K.A.R.S, (Kids against road salt) this project was about protecting the environment by using alternatives to road salt, which in my opinion was a success!  We made videos, and posters that went…

Labrador Tow Truck Drivers Against Road Salt

Labrador wants to use more sand. Or so says an article from CBC News. Labrador already uses sand on most of its central roads, but one notorious road, the North West River Road, uses salt, making the road slippery. According to the man interviewed, tow truck driver Blair Wagner, rust and salt-related problems were scarce…

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…

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!…

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…