Kids Against Road Salt is an organization started by Grade 7 & 8 students at Star Academy in Mississauga to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of road salt on local watersheds, particularly Lake Ontario.
Excess Road Salt
Local streams are carrying salt contaminated water to the lake – our source of drinking water.
Survey results – awareness of environmental impacts of road salt
10% of Aquatic Species at risk from chloride contamination
Road salt is poisoning water bodies in Canada to salinity levels just under those found in the ocean!
Salt hurts cars!
Too much salt on the sidewalks
Excess Road Salt in front of Time Hortons
Ecotraction visits the KARS classroom
Automated Salters create waste and contamination
Salt on your shoes tracks the chemicals with your steps.
Road Salt contamination has been linked to declining fish and bug populations in the GTA
Road Salt ultimately ends up in our drinking water
Fresh Water in Canada
The more road salt, the less fresh water
Excessive salt in front of local businesses.
137lbs of road salt per person is used in the US each winter!