Meeting Agenda 5/1/2015

May 1st, 2015 10:00

Student Life Conference Room



New Business

Campus compost drop site and collection bins around campus – fall expansion kick-off

Vending Machine – State statute and requests

May 7th Clean-Campus Power Hour – station leads, sign-up results

Wednesday Weeding

Reporting : Energy – Work Group-summer task

Kruchowski trees

Minnesota Food Charter (Theresa)

VERY preliminary PV discussions


Old Business

Sustainability related purchasing and use policies and procedures-final approval (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

MN Waste Wise membership 2014-2015: -$150 Boreal Natives-Swale/Ditch project: -$5,735 Airpark Disability Services (plastic bag recycling): -$208 Dan’s Feedbin: -$300 Menards: -$200 AASHE: -$280 IOS (footrests): -$263.20 Amazon (footrests): -$123 Eden Brothers (S-bldg wildflower seed): -$192.51 SWCD for RSPT annual dues: -$300 Earth Day trail mix cups: -$5.92 Anticipated Travel for UW Madison Earth Day conference: -$483

BALANCE as of today: $139.06

FY14-15 potential budget items

  • 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

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