June 6, 2024

SDG 6 | The Environmental Impact of Road Salt on Lakes | Jillian Patterson

SDG 6 | The Environmental Impact of Road Salt on Lakes | Jillian Patterson

How does art effectively raise awareness about environmental issues?

Thanks for joining us for another episode of highlighting change makers and their inspirational work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this episode:

  • How Jillian uses art to highlight the negative impacts of road salt on lakes at Wisconsin Water Week
  • How Wisconsin Water Week offers an opportunity to appreciate artwork that highlights water-related issues
  • The importance of cautious road salt use to protect our lakes and rivers

Hear from Jillian Patterson - a student at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

Jillian talks about her artwork at the Wisconsin Water Week exhibit, focusing on the negative impacts of road salt on lakes. Her crocheted piece depicts a semi-truck with salt buttons creeping onto an expanding ice sheet, symbolizing the effects of road salt on nearby lakes.

She also illustrates the increasing tide levels, decreased clarity, lower lake temperatures, declining purity of drinking water, and increased algae on plant life caused by road salt. Jillian hopes her artwork raises awareness and encourages cautious use of road salt.

Click play now to soak up what she has to share!

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