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…

The Little Dog That Couldn’t Go Outside

Today we discovered a story of a friend’s dog named Venus. Venus can’t go outside during the winter because of all the road salt on the sidewalks in her neighbourhood! Her family tried to get Venus to wear booties, but she refused. Because of Road Salt, an innocent dog can’t go outside for her daily…

Pavement Problems Resolved

Permeable Pavement: It’s re-paving time again, and you want to be eco-friendly. You find out about this new technology called permeable pavement. You want to find out more. So that’s where I come in. Permeable pavement is pavement that heats the snow, melts it, and absorbs it into the ground. While it costs just under…

Winter in Moscow

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…

Salt on your shoes tracks the chemicals with your steps.

Shocking Facts about Road Salt

You may You may think that you know a lot about road salt after reading our recent blogs, but you are WRONG! There is so much that you probably don’t know about road salt, that are right here, in this blog. Road salt corrodes objects. It literally eats your car. Slowly. Salt is a desiccant,…