Meeting Agenda 11/6/2015

November 6th, 2015 10:00

Student Life Conference Room




New Business

Co-chair availability

New stormwater BMP project with SWCD – sign discussion

Community Solar Garden host potential – update

Energy efficiency analysis – objectives, planning team, timeline

Paper towel reduction project (Mel)


Old Business

AASHE conference report


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



AASHE annual dues due: $280 (motion needed)


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
  • Garden/Council supply shed: -$1000

BALANCE as of today: $4,895.59


Trail supplies to be purchased: fence post, cedar 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

December 4th

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