Meeting Agenda 7/20/2015

July 20th, 2015 10:00

Student Life Conference Room




New Business

FY15 budget summary

FY16 budget plan

Minnesota Waste Wise annual membership renewal

AASHE registration

Landscape expense


Old Business

Sustainability related purchasing and use policies and procedures-status update (Kristi)

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

Reporting : update on Strategic Plan report and Reporting Committee

Kruchowski  trees, or bench?


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, Glenn

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: $8,400 

Encumbrances to date:

BALANCE as of today: $8,400


FY15-16 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
  • MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop


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