Meeting Agenda 1/16/2015

January 16th, 2015 10:00

Student Life Conference Room



Registration now open for April 20th, 2015 UW Madison Earth Day Conference “Hard Science, Tough Choices: Shaping the future on a rapidly changing planet”.  Neil Degrasse Tyson is keynote.


New Business

Integrated Planning (Glenn, Kristi)

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

Composting Pilot update (Kristi, Mel)

Tree Campus USA (yes, again) (Kristi, Jane)

Garden Space discussion (Kristi, Theresa)

Additional Student Employee for informational signage-inside and outside (Kristi)


Old Business

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


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

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



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

SWCD for RSPT annual dues: -$300

BALANCE as of today: $740.47


FY14-15 potential budget items

  • LSC Earth Day costs
  • UW Madison Earth Day travel costs
  • Concourse lighting signage
  • Ditch/swale/raingarden 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

February 6th,  10:00 in Student Life Conference Room (?)

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