Meeting Agenda 3/6/2015

Student Life Conference Room




New Business

World Water Week is March 23rd – 28th.

Composting Pilot and WLSSD community drop site update (Kristi, Mel)

Tree Campus USA update (Kristi, Jane)

Introducing our newest student employee, Aaron Ekstrom

Rain Garden/Stormwater signs (Aaron)

Student Senate Legacy Project update (Kristi, Aaron)

Sustainability Council member recruiting: set a date for open meeting

Earth Day Planning: theme, speaker, movie, community compost kick-off, 5R or other e-recycling

Opportunities for nursing project during Earth Day (Nik Z.)


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)

*Kristi, Carol, 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, Aaron E

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: $298.93


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

April 3 or 10? 10:00 in Student Life Conference Room

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