Meeting Minutes 3/29/2013


Location: Student Life Conference Room


Governing Council Members present: Aaron McIntire, Deanne Roquet, Kristi Heintz, Mike Francisco, Theresa Hornstein,

General Members present:  Glenn Merrick, Jeri Schwerin, Sarah Newport,  Wade Gordon

Guest Present:



“Shades of Africa” music festival is April 2-6 at Weber Hall.

Isaak Walton League State Convention and Annual Meeting is April 26-28 at Spirit Mountain


Student Employee & Work Group Reports

Student Senate Update: Sarah reported that Neldon will take over the SS Liaison duties.


New Business

Deanne began a discussion to change the Environmental Council’s name to the Sustainability Council.  Discussion followed this suggestion and the Council agreed this would be a good move to clarify the Council’s role NOT as a regulatory group (as in “Environmental Health & Safety”). Wade will forward this proposal to Pat.  With this suggestions, the newly named Sustainability Council decided it would be appropriate to update the responsibilities of the group, so there isn’t confusion as to what talks the groups is working on versus regulatory concerns that the campus faces.


Glenn has organized a tour of the Silver Bay Eco Industrial Park for Friday April 19th.  The bus will leave at 8:30 and will return to LSC at about 1:30.  A sign-up sheet is in Kristi’s office cube.


Ongoing Business

Earth Day planning:

Heather joined us today to continue discussions for Earth Day at LSC.  It will be April 23rd and 24th

  • Community and student tables, as usual in the East Concourse (23rd)
  • A “picnic” lunch will be prepared by the LSC Café.  Bruce is fairly certain that we will have Thousand Hills hot dogs, and it may be a reduced price lunch.  The group thought a lunch on Wednesday would be nice, following parking lot clean-up.  We could possibly offer free lunch to those that help with the clean-up.  Heather also suggested other give-aways for clean-up participants.  Kristi will talk with Bruce about moving lunch to Wednesday.
  • Presentations: Sarah and Neldon (23rd)
  • Mural painting in the Atrium (23rd)
  • Photo booth (23rd)
  • Campus Clean-Up, including adopt-a-parking lot groups at 10:00, 11:00, and noon (24th)
  • Give-aways: water bottles have been ordered (for volunteers), worm raffle, gummy worm cones

Sustainable Twin Ports-Early Adopters Training update was given by Kristi.  So far, Al, Jenni, Bruce and Kristi have completed 16 hours of training.  There’s been some great discussion so far.  The group has identified strengths, weaknesses, and goals.  The groups is responsible for presenting information to the LSC “Stakeholders” sometime in April.  The group will discuss progress and ask for feedback at the April 26th Duty Day.  Along with the presentation, the group has had to choose a “quick win”.  The group has chosen to sign the Institute for a Sustainable Future: Lake Superior Good Food Network Superior Compact, pledging to support the goal to purchase 20% locally grown food by 2020.  Initial discussion about tracking has been aimed at utilizing a student employee, possibly over the summer months.


Old Business


FY13 Budget: $9,000


Balance as of 3/28/2013: $5,233.60

Ideas generated for remaining purchases (additional items added from last meeting’s list):

  • Concourse lighting signage
  • 2 additional heated foot rests to replace space heaters
  • Semi-permanent recycling signage
  • Bottle filling station for ERTC
  • Additional bike rack for main entrance
  • Outdoor recycling cans
  • Interpretive Trailhead sign
  • Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans
  • Food/promo materials for Earth Day
  • Silver Bay “field trip” for EC
  • Parking lot info signs

Kristi sent a facilities related list to Gary A and hasn’t received a response.  Wade will follow up.


Deanne motioned to change the Environmental Council’s name to Sustainability Council.  Glenn seconded the motion.  Motion carried, unopposed.


Next meeting

Friday April 12th, 8:30 , Student Life Conference Room


Notes submitted by Kristi Heintz




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