Meeting Minutes 3/7/2014


Location: Student Life Conference Room


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

General Members present:  Duane Timo, Dick Haney

Guest Present: Deanna Keller (PTK), Alyssa Heim



Sustainable Twin Ports Early Adopter training will not run this year.  Dine Sustainably Twin Ports will take place in late April, during Homegrown, volunteers are 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

No updates


Master Facilities Plan

                *Dick, Cliff, Glenn, Kristi, Theresa

The work group met on February 24th to further brainstorm sustainability proposals for inclusion in the Facilities Master Plan.  This time, the group focused more on building efficiency technologies and plans.  The full list was sent to Al for conversations with the contractors.  The list is attached to today’s minutes.  From this meeting, some broad needs were identified, including the need for a Landscape Plan and Annual Landscape Maintenance Calendar.  Kristi convened a meeting with the Landscape Planning Committee to discuss these plans further.


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

                *Kristi, Aaron, Deanne, Bruce

No updates.


Sustainability Kiosk: energy dashboard/demo, sustainability signage

                *Duane, Rachel, Student Senate Rep

No updates


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

                Theresa, Mike, Aaron, Kristi, maintenance rep

The work group met on March 3rd to continue work on proposals submitted to the Facilites Master Planning consultants.  The group started to identify key areas on campus that needed landscaping attention or specific maintenance needs, both for asthetic purposes and structural.  After the meeting, Kristi drafted an LSC Landscaping Map through google, this map will be used to create an Annual Landscape Calendar and specific annual planting goals in the next month.

Sustainability in Curriculum

                *Theresa, Duane, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne, Glenn

Aaron reported that he’s been communicating the efforts of our group to PTK, and they are very interested in being part of the research needs that Jenni is looking for to bring the Sustainable Food Systems articulation track to LSC.  PTK is also interested in helping to secure funding or support for a greenhouse.  Theresa and Aaron have been working with Theo in the Grant Office to find potential funding sources.  Theo would like us to draft letters of intent for projects we’re hoping to secure funding in.  These letters will fall under the responsibility of the SC work group the most align with.


Other SE Updates



New Business

The Earth Day planning committee met on March 3rd to continue discussions for Earth Day planning.  Kristi will ask Jean to create a poster for the meal, featuring vendors and where to buy.  The poster or another will feature the day’s schedule. Schedule below:




Month of April: weekly blog post featuring LSC Sustainability efforts in This Week in Student Life, Newsplash, and facebook


vendor tables

Council table featuring recycling options: plastics, cartridges, compost etc

Student Life hallway


Campus Clean-up w/ water bottle give-away



Student posters, herb planting, worm bin giveaway



Speakers: Chad Johnson (conf), Thousand Hills (tent), Food Farm (tent), LoLa (tent) Gnar Foodz (alt)



Lunch: Thousand Hills hot dogs (tent), Food Farm Rutabaga fries (tent), CoOp hummus (tent), LoLa hard boiled eggs (tent) compostable eatware and bins

I-net Cafe


“Fresh” movie, discussion (Kristi tent)


(tent)=tentative    (conf)=confirmed   (alt)= alternate


World Water Week is being recognized locally on March 24-25; collaborative events from CSS, UMD, UWS, and LSC are being organized by the League of Women Voters.  LSC will gather plastic bottles and create a garland chain on March 25th in the Atrium.  Garden Club will make popcorn, we will show the movie Tapped or similar water focused documentary, and invite all students (through posters on the vending machines and facebook) to connect their bottles to the chain where images of the destructive nature of plastic in ecosystems will also be hung.  The garland will hang in the concourse until Earth Day. 


Ongoing Business


Old Business



Annual RSPT dues, of $300, are due soon.  Kristi outlined the benefit of RSPT to LSC.  This is a membership we budget for each year.  Theresa motioned to pay the dues, Dick seconded.  Motion passed unopposed.


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 3/7/2014: $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 am, Student Life Conference Room


Notes submitted by Kristi Heintz

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