Meeting Agenda 10/2/2015

10:00-11:30, Student Life Conference Room



New Business

New stormwater BMP project with SWCD

Sustainability scholarship (Theresa)

Community Solar Garden host potential opportunity – do your homework before the meeting (CERTS link)!

COGGS bike trail connector (James E, Dick H)

Student Employee tasks/project ideas?

(tentative) Sierra Club and Save the Boundary Waters student engagement opportunities


Old Business

AASHE registration update


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


FY16 Budget: $8,400

Encumbrances to date:

  • Boreal Natives (fall maintenance): -$348.68
  • Human Svs Dept (plastic bag removal-annual): -$280
  • AASHE travel (hotel for 2): -$601.58
  • AASHE registration for 2: -$575
  • Encumbered supplies (Dan’s, Shopko, Home Depot, Menards): -$700

BALANCE as of today: $5,895.59

Trail supplies to be purchased (motion needed): 12xfence posts, 5xcedar posts, flagging tape (Aaron)

FY15-16 potential budget items

  • AASHE travel reimbursement
  • Educational signage
  • Ditch/swale/raingarden info signs
  • Additional bike rack for main entrance?
  • Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans, exclosures
  • Sustainability kiosk
  • MnSCU Sustainability Across Curriculum workshop


Next Meeting

November 6th, 2015

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