20 November 2011

snow removal

Snow removal can be a horribly ungreen practice. The idea now is to use your snow blower, powered by gas, to move the snow then put salt down to destroy the ice. Not all that friendly really.

I, or rather, my father, have been doing the greener thing for while now. We have been accused of being behind the times, but maybe we are just ahead of the green curve. Our snow is removed by hand snow shovel shortly after it has fallen. It is scraped clean so the ice doesn't form. Sure, a bit of it does on the steps but nobody ever comes to visit us in the winter, so...

Snow blowers can be faster and easier (although I'm still not sold on the idea) but shoveling by hand helps the planet in the long run.

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