Meeting Minutes 10/26/2012


Location: Student Life Conference Room


Governing Council Members present: Deanne Roquet, Kristi Heintz, Theresa Hornstein, Mike Francisco, Wade Gordon

General Members present:  Dick Haney, Glenn Merrick, Julie Johnson, Neldon Herron

Guest Present:



Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop: March 21st-23rd at North Hennepin Community College

UMD Fall Sustainability Fair, November 7th 10:00-2:00, Kirby Center

Fall Open House table, November 1st, 2:30-6:30

“Living with Uncertainty: Duluth Streams and the Aftermath of the 2012 Floods” meeting and workshop, Oct. 31st, MPCA Office, 8:00-12:30

Call for Annual Pass-Through Coastal program Grant Apps, Nov 2nd Deadline for draft comment

LEAP Energy Sector meetings: October 29th at 10:00-Residential, 2:00-Public. October 30th at 10:00 C&I, 2:00-Transportation


Student Employee & Work Group Reports

No student employees present to report


New Business

STARS? Sustainable Twin Ports? Theresa reported from AQIP that our window to propose projects had passed by the time we wanted to bring up the possibility of using Sustainable Twin Ports as an AQIP project.  Deanne recommended a former Early Adopter meet with Admin that may be involved.  Deadline for application is December 4th.   Kristi passed around the STARS worksheet she worked on a year ago. The benefits of quick and easy positive promotion from a STARS Rating was discussed, but no decision was made on either project.  More discussion at the next meeting.  (Kristi, Theresa)

ERTC thank you pizza Kristi contacted the ERTC students’ instructor, Mark Behning, about sending a gift certificate to the guys for helping with bridge work.  Kristi will take a donation collection at the next meeting for those interested in contributing.

Purchasing Policy Kristi has a draft policy compiled for a first draft look.  Wade and Mike volunteered to  work with her on this next week.

Buckthorn removal options Glenn mentioned the need to do some buckthorn removal on campus.  Kristi suggested this project possibly wait until later this winter or next year.  There are a few options we can explore when time permits.


Ongoing Business


Old Business



FY13 Budget: $10,000


Expenses since last meeting: none

System Hold ($1000)


Balance as of 10/25/2012: $7628


Next meeting

November 9th, 8:30, Student Life Conference Room

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