Meeting Minutes 11/7/2014

10:00 – 11:45

Student Life Conference Room


Governing Council Members present: Deanne Roquet, Kristi Heintz, Theresa Hornstein, Wade Gordon

General Members present: Dick Haney, Jane Marynik, Melanie Kelson

Guest Present:



Fall open house is today from 3:00-6. We’ll have a table.

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

2015 UMACS Conference will be in Bemidji. It’s June 18-19th. Mark your calendars!

LSC’s MPCA stormwater audit has been re-scheduled for November 20th.


New Business

The Council reviewed and updated its Work Groups. We removed the kiosk group and added a new Grants & Awards Work Group.


The Council discussed the S-building entrance and Jane updated the group on the winter prep work she has done. Kristi asked for a motion to purchase seed from Eden Brothers again for the S-building entrance and new swale planting in the spring.


Mel gave a wonderful update on the work she’s done so far on the LSC Composting Pilot Project. The presentation will be added to with pilot updates and numbers as we compile them, then used to address facilities and admin for process change request. Several topics to address: kick-off details, best way to inform our public of pilot and composting intentions, cost-benefit-savings, and timeline. We hope to start the pilot, with the new compost bin, in January. We hope to complete the pilot by the end of spring semester and have all information ready by the time new bids goes out for hauler contact in early summer.


Ongoing Business



Old Business

The Council has purchased 17 heated footrests over the last two years. The Council discussed purchasing responsibility going forward. After much discussion, the group decided to purchase just 3 more to fulfill the remaining to requests, then make the other prize “give-away” for green effort. The group also discussed our obligation to make information on cost and savings out. Kristi will put together a Newsplash and try to get a testimonial from one of the new adopters, and announce the final “give-away”.


Kristi forwarded a proposal to Wade, for the President’s Cabinet, to review membership in ACUPCC. Wade is trying to get it on the agenda for discussion.


Kristi and Glenn are working on the Council’s contribution to the Integrated Planning process. We hope to wrap it up next week and send to Mark.


Work Group and Student Employee Reports

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

*Carol, Kristi, Mel, Wade

Wade suggested we forward our concerns and draft policy regarding sustainable use and purchasing to the Climate Committee for review. Kristi will talk with Karen Ellingson and forward draft policies.

Master Facilities Plan

*Dick, Cliff, Glenn, Kristi, Theresa

No updates.

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

There was some discussion here about possible use of the ITV televisions. They are no longer being used, but the Council could propose sustainability content be posted there along with other campus announcements. Kristi will talk to Mat.

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

Theresa, Mike, Aaron, Kristi, Jane, maintenance rep, Glenn

No updates.

Sustainability in Curriculum

*Theresa, Aaron, Kristi, Deanne, Glenn, Dick

No updates.

Grants & Awards: Preliminary pre-grant drafts and collaboration with grant office on potential opportunities

*Deanne, Kristi, Wade

Other SE Updates

-updates from Mel and Jane



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

AASHE: -$280

IOS (footrests): -$263.20

BALANCE as of today: $1463.47


FY15 potential budget items

  • UW Madison Earth Day travel costs (April 22nd)
  • UMACS travel costs (June)
  • Earth day costs (April)
  • Concourse lighting signage
  • Ditch/swale info signs (spring)
  • 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



Motion to purchase 3 last heated footrests from Amazon: Deanne motioned, Dick seconded, unopposed.

Motion to purchase $300 worth of seed from Eden Brothers: Dick motioned, Theresa seconded, unopposed.


Next meeting

December 5th, 2014, 10:00 am, Student Life Conference Room


Notes submitted to SC blog and LSC Employee Portal>Committees by Kristi Heintz

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