Meeting Agenda 10/3/2014

October 3rd, 2014 10:00

Student Life Conference Room

Review Last Meeting’s Minutes

Annual Minnesota Waste Wise meeting/Chamber of Commerce Business Conference, October 8th at the Hilton Minneapolis. $55 per person.

Fall open house is November 7th. We’ll have a table.

Duluth Solar tour is October 4th, sponsored by Arrowhead Interfaith Power & Light, CERTS, Ecolibrium3, Sierra Club, and UMD Sustainability.

Heated footrests available from the Sustainability Council, Newsplash announcement next week.

Lake Superior Binational Forum’s Open Public Meeting, November 14, 2014 12:30-5:00, Legendary Waters Resort and Casino in Red Cliff, WI

Sustainability Council meeting minutes are now posted on the employee portal > committees page as well as the SC blog.

New Business
AASHE membership due November 1st: $280

Ongoing Business
Wildflower “winterization”, renting a rototiller

Old Business
ACUPCC Proposal to President’s Cabinet to review membership (Kristi, Glenn)
Integrated Planning (Kristi)
Interpretive Trail opening ceremony recap and coverage
Solar Power Hour recap (Kristi, Theresa)

Work Group and Student Employee Reports
Policy and Procedure: employee reminders, education, and training needs (printing, recycling, supplies, computers, small appliance)
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
Sustainability in Curriculum
*Theresa, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne
-updates from Mel and Jane
-Garden Club update (Neldon, Aaron)

FY15 Budget: $8,500
Encumbrances to date:
MN Waste Wise membership 2014-2015: -$150
Boreal Natives-Swale/Ditch project: -$5,735
Airpark Disability Services (plastic bag recycling): -$208
Dan’s Feedbin: -$200
Menards: -$200
BALANCE as of today: $2007.00

FY15 potential budget items
• Concourse lighting signage
• Ditch/swale info signs
• Additional bike rack for main entrance
• Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans, exclosures
• Parking lot/rain garden info signs
• Sustainability kiosk
• MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop host costs

Next Meeting
November 7th, 2014 10:00 in Student Life Conference Room

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