Meeting Minutes 6/21/2010

2:00 Student Life Conference Room

Faculty/Staff Members present:  Kevin Futhey, Wade Gordon, Kristi Heintz, Theresa Hornstein, Cliff Koski, Deanne Roquet, Jeri Schwerin


The MnSCU Sustainability 2010 document is available on SharePoint.

The EC will have an information table for Welcome Week on Tuesday, August 24, 11-1:00 in the atrium.  It will feature information on our new  EC Student Green Leadership Groups.

Tom posted a sign at the disk golf course entrance with contact info to our sustainability email address.  Once we have student interest, we will organize a clean-up schedule.

Deanne mentioned a PKAL “Green Chemistry-Building-Green Campus” workshop at St. Olaf College July 30th.  She would like to see someone from LSC attend.

Sub-Committee Report

Climate Action Plan: please review the documents below and add to/modify as you see appropriate.

    -Goals: Review and add to the list (SharePoint documents under Climate Action Plan)


Tom has compiled the results of the Commuting Survey and has posted a document to SharePoint.

Old Busines

LSC Sustainability Web Page: Kristi has been working with Mat to get the sustainability page put together.  If you have suggestions for sub-pages please email either of us.           

A new LSC Sustainability email address has been established:

      -The messages are immediately forwarded to Kristi’s email

      -The email address will be posted on the Sustainability Web Page for Questions, Comments, etc

We’d like to recruit student(s) to work on completing and ongoing upkeep of website

-Tom has emailed Anup Parajuli about a finding a student/group to work on compiling information for the sub-pages.

New Business 

Deanne will work with Theresa to draft a letter for Dr. Nelson’s “Book of Appreciation”.  It is due June 23rd.

Kristi has contacted Chris Rinsgred about incorporating a feasibility study related to powering LSC’s main entrance sign on Trinity Road with solar.  Christ is going to put work it into a class next semester.

Kristi contacted Dan Pioro about possibly getting GreenPrint software for LSC.  He is looking into cost.

We’d like to begin working on a Tree Campus USA application.  The Council agrees it would be a positive program to be involved in.  The deadline for application is December.  Kristi will work on it with information from Glenn.

Kristi has contacted Heather and Chandra about working with Student Life and Student Senate on Recycle Mania this year.  Heather thinks it’s a great idea and will work with Kristi to establish responsibilities of the Council and Student Life/Student Senate.

Kevin and Kristi talked with Connie about new ideas to reduce bag waste in the Bookstore.  Connie is very receptive to any ideas we have.  We will set up a recycle station for plastic bags (bookstore bags and plastic shopping bags) and Connie will use those bags in the bookstore.

Tom and Kristi put together a Student Recruit PowerPoint (it is available to view/revise on SharePoint).  This ppt will be used in select classrooms during the first weeks of classes to try to get students involved in the EC Green Student Leadership Groups.


No motions were made at this meeting.

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