Meeting Minutes 6/16/09

Members present: Cliff Koski, Deanne Roquet, Jim Drake, Britt Johnson.

Suzanne Semborski from Human Resources was also in attendance to discuss duty day.

Old Business

Schools Cutting Carbon: Deanne reported the Schools Cutting Carbon report from ERM has been received. Deanne will make the report available to others.

Environmental Council Website: Deanne met with Steve Fudally regarding the Environmental Council website. She is requesting other Environmental Council members look over the website and provide feedback.

Duty Day: Suzanne Semborski from LSC Human Resources was present to discuss details of the fall duty day.

The Environmental Council is responsible for arranging speakers and topics, and providing a written summary of each topic and schedule to Suzanne by August 1, 2009. Suzanne will do the remaining arrangements.

Deanne is still working to locate the remaining funds for Deb Rowe. Wade will work with Suzanne to put together a contract with Deb for duty day.

Cliff will contact Kathleen Nelson regarding the welcome and introduction speech.

Coffee will be served at the duty day, but no disposable cups will be provided. Employees will be asked to bring their own coffee cups. Extra coffee cups will be collected and available to employees that forget or do not have their own reusable coffee cup.

Potential schedule:

· 8:30 – 9:00 – Kathleen Nelson – Welcome and introduction to the Presidents Climate Commitment

· 9:00- 10:30 – Deb Rowe – Key Note Speech to make employees aware of the Presidents Climate Commitment, and how the greenhouse gas emissions inventory leads into the climate plan.

· 10:30 – 10:45 – Break

· 10:45 – 11:30 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Summary and Clicker Commuting Survey

· 11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

· 12:30 – 3:30 – Five or six concurrent breakout sessions (Either 1 or 1.5 hours each) to engage employees here at LSC and at home to work toward the goals of the climate plan.

· TBD – Public evening session with Deb Rowe

· TBD – Deb Rowe meeting with Kathleen Nelson, Environmental Council, and others

Potential Break-out Session topics:

· Deb Rose – The climate plan as it relates to the LSC campus

· Cliff/Britt – Details of the greenhouse gas emissions inventory

· Kate Worley – “Sort-A-Dumpster”

· Dick Haney – “Reconnecting With Nature”

· Rick Carter – ???

· Lorrie Fox – Environmental Health

· Clean-up session on computers


No motions were made this meeting.

Next Meeting

Mindy Granley, UMD Sustainability Coordinator, and others from UWS, CSS, and LSC involved in sustainability efforts will be meeting at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Bixby’s Cafe.

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  1. Gary Kruchowski June 17, 2009

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