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Greening your Snow Storms – Snow Removal

Good news!  Green Philly Blog gave advice in Philly’s Metro yesterday to ‘green your snow cleanup.”

Here’s a quick recap of how to deal with ice and snow when mother nature pounds again and again, as it has this winter:

  • Shovel early & often – right after the snow falls.  It’s the easiest way to minimize the ice.
  • Can’t physically shovel? Choose a lesser-impact electric snowblower over a gas-powered model.
  • Scatter coffee grinds, sand or birdseed and wear boots with treads to gain traction and minimize slipping.
  • Use rock salt sparingly – apprx. 1 handful per square yard is sufficient.
  • Sweep up any excess salt as soon as the ice melts so it doesn’t wind up on pets’ paws or running off into the gutter.

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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