Meeting Minutes 6/9/09

Members present: Cliff Koski, Deanne Roquet, Dick Haney, Julius Salinas, Kevin Futhey, Wade Gordon, Diane Morin, Jim Drake, Britt Johnson.

Committee Reports

Presidents Climate Commitment: Cliff reported the LSC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory as completed and presented an executive summary to the council. Mark Winson will review the inventory report. With Mark’s approval, the inventory will be submitted. The next step for LSC in the Presidents Climate Commitment is the climate plan.

Old Business

Sustainability Education Workshop at Northland College in Ashland, WI: Student Life will cover the cost of sending LSC student Erin Gregor to this 5-day workshop. Jane Moder will assist Erin in arranging the funding.

Duty Day: Deanne is still working to locate the remaining funds to host Deb Rowe for fall duty day. Wade will look into using FY09 remaining funds to get a contract started with Deb. Human Resources will do the scheduling for duty day, and Deanne will obtain a template schedule from Mary Nienaber. The Environmental Council is responsible to arrange the speakers and topics. Possible speakers include Deb Rowe, Rick Carter (LHB), Kate Worley (Wastewise), Dean Talbot, and Rachel Wagner.

Alliant Energy Grant: Wade will look into this grant.

New Business

PowerPoint Presentation: Wade is putting together a PowerPoint presentation of the Environmental Council efforts and accomplishments. Please contact him if you have any ideas for items to add. He will be presenting to the President’s Council on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Holiday Inn.

Workforce Development Center: Diane reported the Workforce Development Center is working on a new lecture series. Four classes are planned: Make-and-Take Rain Barrels, Sustainable Farming, Energy Efficiency in the Home, Canning and Preserving. Workforce Development is also working on a sustainability training series for commercial applications. Stimulus money may potentially fund other types of training.


Budget status: Deanne reported printing and laminating costs of $246 ($160 + $86) from the EC budget.

Schools Cutting Carbon: Deanne reported the Kill-A-Watt project is complete. She will be submitting a report shortly.


No motions were made this meeting.

Next Meeting

The next Environmental Council meeting will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, June16, 2009 in the Workforce Development conference room.

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