This article claims to offer a bunch of environmentally-sound methods of de-icing sidewalks. However, most of their tips are directed more at removing ice from your window (though they are good tips for doing so).
Luckily, the folks in the comments section offer great green ideas that seem much more fun than shoveling at six a.m.
- Pure urea fertilizer
- Fire place ash
- Baking soda on steps and walkways
- Just add sand for traction
- Ground leaves from the compost bin
- "Darker" recipes of kitty litter