Meeting Minutes 4/27/2012

April 27th, 2012


Location: Student Life Conference Room


Governing Council Members present: Carol Johnson, Deanne Roquet, Kristi Heintz, Mike Francisco, Theresa Hornstein

General Members present:  Dick Haney, Kevin Lindgren, Heather Grillo

Guest Present: Beth Johnson



Waste Wise Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 2nd at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.  Anyone interested in going can contact Kristi.

YMCA Camp Miller is hiring a counselor position for summer.  Dick will forward the posting to Kristi to be distributed to the EC mail list.


Work-Study & Work-Group Reports


New Business

Accessibility Survey With the re-design of the East parking lot occurring now and work beginning soon, Dick suggested we put together a survey of individual’s satisfaction with the non-motorized accessibility of our campus.  Dick, Deanne, Heather, and Kristi will work on survey questions.  Kristi will put the questions into a survey monkey format and attach it to the blog and send a Newsplash request to Mat.  Kristi and Lance will have the survey available next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Heather suggested we raffle remaining Earth Day items, including t-shirts and herbs, for those that take the survey.  Great idea!

Legacy Project Update Beth reported that the project has been approved and Brian is just waiting on Jeff at Boreal to begin the work.

Hosting Sustainability Folks meeting Since the first meeting time didn’t work for most, we are now getting down to the wire to schedule during spring semester.  This meeting may have to be put off until fall.

Re-Use Room Kristi has had several requests from faculty to open another re-use room this summer.  With so many office moves taking place, it would be a great idea to continue it all summer.  Kristi spoke with Mark M. about this option, he asked that she work with Rody and Gary to find a space.  The room will be open from 11:00-1:00 Mondays and Wednesdays.

Strategizing FY2013 Kristi would like to lay out goals for the next school year.  It was decided that the June 18th meeting would be a good time for this.


Ongoing Business

Smoking on the Interpretive Trail was again brought up as an ongoing problem.  Kristi will check with facilities to see if they have any more No Smoking Signs that can be posted at the trail head(s).

Adopt-A-Parking Lot sign design has been completed by Jean and Kristi brought an example to show to the EC.  Kristi will set up a PO for the signs which will cost about $150.


Old Business

Earth Day Re-Cap The general feeling was that Earth Day this year went very well.  Students really loved the water bottle give-away.  Heather did an amazing job, as always, organizing everything for the MONTH!  The shirts were a big success, there are some remaining that will be used as prizes throughout the year.  The Council decided we should re-order the same shirts next year.  Ideas were generated on how to involve more faculty in the planning of Earth Day activities, possibly sending an early reminder, similar to SS day, so instructors can put “extra credit” opportunities on their syllabuses.



PO encumbrances since last meeting:

  • Earth Day t-shirts $500
  • 5R, Recyclemania printing
  • Plastic bag pick-up: $8

Balance as of 4/23/2012: $1,859.96

  • Adopt-A-Parking Lot signs $130
  • Interp Trail Sign Supplies: $208
  • Earth Day/5R/Recyclemania printing :$
  • Water bottle station: $700 (retrofit) $1300 (full)


Next meeting

Next meeting is June 18th at noon in the Student Life Conference Room

Summer meetings will be July 16th and August 13th at noon in Student Life


Notes Submitted by Kristi Heintz

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