Get Involved

Spread the word about NOT spreading too much salt!

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Be an Advocate

STEP ONE

Pick up cards from participating city halls to hand out to the places you visit in your community. There are three types of cards.

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SALT SMART

When you see places you visit are practicing the best salting practices listed on the back of the card, thank them and offer a “WE ARE PROUD TO SALT SMART” card. Suggest having them display the card to help educate others about why they aren’t using excessive amounts of salt that people have become accustomed to. Please note that there are two versions of the “WE ARE PROUD TO SALT SMART” cards. One version includes salting smart for pets’ paws and people.

2. PLEASE SALT SMART

When you see oversalting, offer an education card on smart salting practices.

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Be an Advocate

STEP TWO

Talk about the salt situation everywhere you go and hand out the appropriate cards outlined in step one.┬áIt may be hard to have this conversation because we Minnesotans tend to shy away from anything that resembles confrontation, but the health of our future’s water is worth the uncomfortable conversation, isn’t it?

Encourage others to distribute cards

STEP THREE

Encourage others to be part of the solution and hand out cards too! Scouts, Lions/Leos, Rotary, vet clinics, health clinics, schools, youth groups. How many people can you get involved? Our actions are a small piece of the larger picture, but together we can turn this situation around.