Meeting Agenda 3/7/2014

9:00 – 10:00

Student Life Conference Room


Review Last Meeting’s Minutes



STP training will NOT run this year, Dine Sustainable Twin Ports will run in April during Homegrown, volunteers welcome!


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

Landscape Planning: annual flower planting, rainwater harvesting, no-mow areas, rooftop gardening

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

**preview map

Sustainability in Curriculum

                *Theresa, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne

Garden Club update (Neldon, Aaron)


Other SE Updates (Neldon, Aaron)

·         Aaron: café benchmarking project, PTK, Student Senate

·         Neldon: plant identification signs


New Business

Earth Day planning update

World Water Week (activities March 24-25) planning: UWS, UMD, CSS

Landscaping grant opportunity

Silver Bay Victus Farms field trip update (Glenn)

Greenhouse: collaboration w/ PTK and Senate? (Aaron)

Boy Scout/Legacy collaboration (Kristi, Heather)

Compost and Concourse signs

Ongoing Business


Old Business



RSPT annual dues are due ASAP: $300 (motion needed)


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

April 4th, 2014  9:00 in Student Life Conference Room

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