Meeting Agenda 2/7/2014

8:30 – 10:00

Student Life Conference Room

Review Last Meeting’s Minutes


 Energy conservation grant story submitted to AASHE bulletin

Work Group and Student Employee Reports

Policy and Procedure: employee reminders, education, and training needs (printing, recycling, supplies, computers, small appliance)

                *Rachel, Carol, Kristi, Chad

Sustainability Reporting/Benchmarking: GGI, ACUPCC, MnSCU Sustainability Reporting, Superior Compact, B3, publicizing info

                *Kristi, Aaron, Deanne, Bruce

Sustainability Kiosk: energy dashboard/demo, sustainability signage

                *Duane, Rachel, Student Senate Rep

Grounds Maintenance/Campus Appeal: annual flower planting, rainwater harvesting, no-mow areas, rooftop gardening

                *Kristi, Mike, Aaron, Theresa, maintenance rep, Wade

Sustainability in Curriculum

                *Theresa, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne

Garden Club update (Neldon, Aaron)

Other SE Updates (Neldon, Aaron)

·         Aaron: café benchmarking project

·         Neldon: plant identification signs

New Business

Earth Day

Silver Bay Victus Farms field trip, Friday in April or early May (Glenn)

Ongoing Business

Update SC Committee structure: members, Governing Council, and Council co-chair responsibilities

Old Business



 Sponsorship opportunity with Sustainable Twin Ports           

FY14 Budget: $9,000 

Encumbrances to date:

MN Waste Wise membership 2013-2014: -$150

Open PO for Menards (landscaping supplies: azalea mulch, planter flowers): -$200

Open PO for Menards (Interpretive trail supplies) – $200

AASHE membership: -$280

Airpark plastic bag recycling program: -$208

Rene Fall (Int Trail GIS mapping): -$320

UMACS Kristi travel and registration: -$758.39

ACUPCC annual 2013-2014 membership: -$750

Eden Brothers (seed mix for S-bldg): -143.96

Grainger for faucet aerators: -$85

BALANCE as of 1/14/2014: $5918.65

FY14 potential budget items

·         Concourse lighting signage

·         Bottle filling station for ERTC (did this happen in FY13?) and downtown campus

·         Additional bike rack for main entrance

·         Outdoor recycling cans

·         Interpretive Trailhead sign

·         Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans

·         Parking lot info signs

·         Legacy: fencing for exclosures

·         Sustainability kiosk

·         MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop host costs


Next Meeting

March 7th, 2014  9:00 in Student Life Conference Room



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