Meeting Minutes 9/14/2012


Location: Workforce Development Conference Room


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

General Members present:  Dick Haney, Glenn Merrick, Mat Gilderman, Bruce Wallis, Sarah Newport, Jackie Evertz

Guest Present:



Duluth LEAP (Local Energy Action Plan) public meeting: Dick would like LSC to be considered as the host site for this meeting and invites anyone interested to attend.

The Sustainable Twin Ports Early Adopter Showcase is October 24th in the Fitger Room at Fitgers, 4:30-6:30. Email Kristi if you’d like more information.

Boreal Natives has seeded the first phase of the Student Senate’s Legacy Project.  No maintenance is required at this time, and the first 2 mowings next season will be taken care of by Boreal.


Student Employee & Work Group Reports

Student Employees have been meeting with Kristi every Thursday morning and will continue to do so.  The Council discussed project goals for the Employees which included quantifying projects such as composting and water bottle stations.  The Student Employees will continue to report on projects at regular EC meetings.


New Business

Bruce reported Food Services is looking for alternatives to the plastic salad containers and other paper/plastic products they are currently using.  Upper Lakes currently does not stock these for large quantity sale, but Bruce is continuing to look at viable options.

Adopt-A-Parking Lot  Kristi gave an update on the status of adopted lots.  Just the Lower Lot remains to be adopted.  The Lower Lot will be designated as an “LSC Student” adopted lot and the EC will organize volunteers for monthly clean-ups.  Sarah suggested the kick-off event take place on Student Success day, October 3rd.  The kick-off event will be held in conjunction with Beach Sweep which is organized locally by the Aquarium.  Kristi will contact Paula about using SS day for the clean-up/club instruction and also contact Andrea Crouse at the aquarium about registering us as Beach Sweep participants.  The Student Employees will work on promo of the event.  Bruce suggested we term Beach Sweep as Miller Beach Sweep to give it a local campus appeal

Student Success Day : Sarah is working on a large scale recycling education push.  She’d like to use the SS day table to showcase information on recycling on campus.  She and Jackie are working on different promotional ideas including 3D posters utilizing recyclable materials and printed vinyl stickers.  Kristi will also be doing a morning session focused on our LEED buildings.


Ongoing Business

Maintenance trash/recycling update: Vaughn was not present to report on this, Carol will email him to get an update.


Old Business



FY13 budget: $10,000

Expenses since last meeting:

System hold ($1000)

MN Waste Wise Meeting Registration x 4 ($180)

Mileage for MN Waste Wise in Chaska ($197.58)

Balance as of 9/14/2012: $7,938.44


Next meeting

September 28th , 8:30, Student Life Conference Room


Notes Submitted by Kristi Heintz



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