Meeting Agenda 2/6/2015

Student Life Conference Room



New Business

Composting Pilot update (Kristi, Mel)

Compost bags for Café (Kristi, Bruce)

RFP for 2015 UMACS Regional  Conference, due February 13th

Tree Campus USA update (Kristi, Jane)

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

Stormwater BMP grant from SWCD (Glenn)

Sustainability Council member recruiting

Earth Day planning


Old Business

Sustainability related purchasing and use policies and procedures-update (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, Glenn

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

*Kristi, Deanne, Bruce

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

                *Deanne, Kristi, Wade, Glenn

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

*Kristi, Mike, Theresa, maintenance rep, Wade

Sustainability in Curriculum

*Theresa, Kristi, Deanne, Glenn



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

Anticipated Travel for UW Madison Earth Day conference: -$400

BALANCE as of today: $340.47


FY14-15 potential budget items

  • LSC Earth Day 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

Review doodle results

March 6th, 10:00 in Student Life Conference Room




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