BOONE, NC — Displaying uncommon solidarity with the ecosystem, Appalachian State University has made a concerted effort to use heavy coatings of literal green salt in lieu of white salt on campus sidewalks and roads during inclement weather in an effort to spread environmental awareness.

“I’m glad someone finally noticed,” said Chancellor Sheri Everts when asked about the green salt. “It’s been something we’ve been doing for a while now to make things better for our planet.”

“It just disappears anyway,” Everts continued, revealing that she isn’t entirely sure where all the salt goes. “If I had to guess, I would say the salt fairies collect it and use it as currency, but like I said, I’m not sure.”

Although salt fairies cannot be entirely ruled out, it is the widespread belief amongst the scientific community that the salt stays within the ecosystem, constantly reminding all natural things to be wary of their surroundings.

“I’d say freshwater marine life is the most environmentally conscious non-human species,” explained biologist Chris Blanton, detailing how the salt dissolves into the underground water systems, which feed into local bodies of water. “Boone Creek is so forward thinking that it sometimes has double the amount of salt recommended by the EPA! Isn’t that inspiring?”

Although the salt now has the added benefit of spreading environmental awareness, some students still aren’t thrilled about the school salting sidewalks and roads.

“I really didn’t feel like going to my 9am today,” said Todd Kipperson, disregarding how successful the salt has been in spreading awareness to worms through soil erosion, as well as the bird communities, whom sometimes get overwhelmed by ingesting so much awareness that they die. “I don’t have a test or anything, I just don’t want to go.”

At press time, Chancellor Everts had announced further plans to spread environmental awareness by painting all the duck pond ducks green with lead-free paint.