Wed, Nov 17|
Sustainability Chats - Spread the Word. Hold the Salt!
Join Wisconsin Salt Wise & the City of La Crosse as they share the importance of personal and public salt use to help curb salt pollution and find salt solutions!
Time & Location
Nov 17, 2021, 2:00 PM
About the Event
WI Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Wisconsin working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water. Their primary goals are to: educate residents, leaders and winter maintenance professionals on salt pollution and solutions, provide training and promote best practices to reduce salt pollution and recognize contractors committed to using the right amount of salt for conditions.
We rely on salt to keep our roads safe in the winter and to soften water in our homes year-round but using more salt than is needed comes with a heavy price. In Wisconsin and much of the United States, chloride from salt is infiltrating into our lakes, streams and groundwater. Did you know? It only takes 1 teaspoon of salt to pollute 5 gallons of water to a level that is toxic for freshwater ecosystems. We can all work together to use the right amount of salt!
Sustainability Chats are monthly virtual green tours celebrating and highlighting the sustainable efforts happening throughout the Driftless region. Registration is free for our virtual events, but required.
If you like these events, check out our past SI Chats on our blog - www.sustaininstitute.com/spotlight
A zoom link will be provided the day of the event.