Meeting Agenda 4/8/2014

1:00 – 2:00

Small Administrative Conference Room


Review Last Meeting’s Minutes




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

-planning update, burn planned

Sustainability in Curriculum

                *Theresa, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne

Garden Club update (Neldon, Aaron)


Other SE Updates (Neldon, Aaron)

Aaron: café benchmarking project, PTK, Student Senate: ISF Lake Superior Local Food Purchasing Toolkit

Real Food Challenge and the Real Food Challenge Calculator


New Business

Earth Day update, poster review




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 (also Wed) , herb planting, worm bin giveaway



Speakers: Chad Johnson (conf), Thousand Hills (conf), Food Farm (conf)



Lunch: Thousand Hills hot dogs (conf), Food Farm Rutabaga fries (conf), hummus (tent), compostable eatware and bins

I-net Cafe


“Fresh” movie, discussion (Kristi tent)


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


World Water Week re-cap

Rotary Shred-a-thon

Silver Bay Victus Farms field trip update-April 25, motion to pay for bus

Compost and Concourse signs?

Grand Re-opening of Interpretive Trail

Minnesota Waste Wise Waste Sort (postpone for May meeting)

STP-LSC project “Strategic Sustainability Planning to Synergistic Results” submitted for consideration for annual AASHE Sustainability Case Study award


Ongoing Business


Old Business



Request for heated foot rest for the Administrative Assistant to the VP ($52.64)

Bus to Silver Bay, tour Victus Farm ($300)

Purchase compostable plates, cups, and napkins for Earth Day (300 each for $76)

Purchase compostable cups for Development Day

Earth Day speaker, Chad Johnson ($75)

Posts/rope for H-bldg seeded area ($159.75/12 pk)x2

Bottle filling station for ERTC/LSC downtown

Interpretive Trailhead sign ($132)


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

RSPT member dues: -$300

BALANCE as of 1/14/2014: $5618.65


FY14 potential budget items

·         Concourse lighting signage

·         Additional bike rack for main entrance

·         Outdoor recycling cans

·         Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans, exclosures

·         Parking lot info signs

·         Legacy: fencing for exclosures

·         Sustainability kiosk

·         MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop host costs


Next Meeting

May 2nd, 2014  9:00 in Student Life Conference Room

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