Meeting Minutes 7/14/09

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


Food Summit: The Superior Grown Food Summit, organized by the Locally Adapted Food System Collaborative (LAFSC) will be held at UMD on Saturday, November 14, 2009.

Old Business

Living Green Conference: EAGLE is closing down and looking for an organization to take ownership of the Living Green Conference.  This discussion is tabled for now.  Jan Conley of EAGLE will need to be notified by September.

Duty Day:

  • Deanne and Missy continue to work on a contract with Deb Rowe.
  • Deanne will attempt to arrange an earlier arrival time for Deb to allow time for a dinner meeting with the LSC Environmental Council.  Deanne will also attempt to arrange a later departure time for Deb to allow time for a public session Tuesday evening.
  • Diane is researching discounted hotel prices for Deb.
  • Cliff is formulating a list of ‘salient points’ for Kathy Nelson to highlight on Duty Day during her opening speech.  Several EC members suggested she discuss her motivation to sign the ACUPCC, support LEED certified buildings, etc.
  • Diane and Britt will make arrangements to open the LSC Duty Day to other colleges, charge admission, and offer CEU’s.
  • Kevin will contact Kate Worley regarding a “Waste-Sorts” break-out session.
  • Several new break-out session ideas were discussed:
    • RSPT efforts (Glenn)
    • Simple steps to be green
    • LSC Environmental Council – What we’ve done, Where we’re going
    • Rain Barrels / Composting  (WLSSD)
    • Worm composting (Theresa)
    • Weatherizing your home (Dean Talbot)

UMACS Workshop: Erin, Cliff, Julius, and Britt will attend the UMACS Climate Action Plan Workshop on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Macalester College.   Mindy Granley, UMD Sustainability Coordinator, will also attend the workshop.


No motions were made at this meeting.

Next Meeting

The next Environmental Council meeting will take place at 9am on Tuesday July 21, 2009 at Bixby’s Café.  This meeting will be preceded by a collaborative meeting with other Twin Ports colleges at 8am, of which all EC members are welcome to join.

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