Meeting Agenda 12/19/2014

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AASHE 2015 will be in Minneapolis!  Host institution option discussed in new business.

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


New Business

Debrief MPCA Stormwater Audit meeting from 11/20 (Wade, Kristi)

Integrated Planning (Glenn, Kristi)

AASHE host institution opportunity , review of obligations, benefits (Kristi)

Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Incentive Program, February application deadline

FY16 Budget proposals – due in January (Glenn, Kristi)

Composting Pilot update and NWF Wege Prize for Eco Leaders (Kristi, Mel)


Old Business

President’s Cabinet decision on proposal to discontinue reporting to ACUPCC (Kristi, Wade)

Alternative to ACUPCC reporting: Re-visit STARS in lieu of ACUPCC, and/or annual report on B3 data?

–STARS membership fees: free, reduced, full price options

Sustainability related purchasing and use policies and procedures-feedback from James (Kristi)

Heated footrests (20 purchased since 2013), blog, Newsplash contest announcement


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

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

                *Kristi, Aaron, Deanne, Bruce

Grants and Awards: Pre-grant drafts and collaboration with grant office on potential opportunities

                *Deanne, Kristi, Wade

MPCA WebEx: report on opportunities-relevant to Integrated Planning goals (Kristi)

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, Glenn, Dick

-updates from Mel and Jane

-Garden Club update 



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

Amazon (footrests): -$123

Eden Brothers (S-bldg wildflower seed): -$300

BALANCE as of today: $1,040.47


FY14-15 potential budget items

  • AASHE STARS 1 year membership $650 if activated by 12/31/14 or $900 after w/ 50% annual renewal incentive
  • LSC Earth Day costs
  • UW Madison Earth Day travel costs
  • Concourse lighting signage
  • Ditch/swale/raingarden info signs (FY15-16)
  • Additional bike rack for main entrance
  • Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans, exclosures
  • Parking lot/rain garden info signs (FY15-16)
  • Sustainability kiosk
  • MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop host costs


Next Meeting

January?  10:00 in Student Life Conference Room

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