Meeting Minutes 12/4/2015

10:00 – 11:30
Large Administrative Conference Room

Governing Council Members present: Mike Francisco, Theresa Hornstein, Glenn Merrick, Nathan Bronk
General Members present: Kristi Heintz, Mel Sease, Cliff Koski, Dave Israel
Guest Present:

Twin Ports Climate Coalition brown bag session “How Many Light Bulbs Does it Take to Change Climate?” facilitated by Bret Pence (Ecolibrium 3), will take place December 15th: MPCA Suite 400, 11:30-1:00. Email Kristi if you’d like more information.

New Business
Continuing discussions about the LSC B3 data at November’s meeting, Kristi shared a short Prezi that outlines the capabilities of B3 data analysis. The Council reviewed content and formed some general questions about use. The prezi can be viewed here. Any feedback on the prezi content should be sent to Kristi before a meeting with an “energy team” is called, likely in early January. Individuals identified for the “energy team” include Jon Lintula, Chris Ringsrud, Wade, Al, Gary Adams, Jim Borg, and President Johns. Kristi will initiate the meeting.

The Council reviewed some options, created by Jean, for an LSC sustainability logo. The Council offered suggestions about content, and Kristi will share that feedback with Jean.

The Council reviewed the FY16 working budget and put together an FY17 budget proposal. Kristi will work with Wade to finalize this proposal.

Old Business

Work Group and Student Employee Reports
The group informally discussed the S-building landscape options and challenges. Kristi will call a separate meeting for those interested in offering input, in January.


FY16 Budget: $8,400
Encumbrances to date:
• Boreal Natives (fall maintenance): -$348.68
• Human Svs Dept (plastic bag removal-annual): -$260
• AASHE travel (hotel for 2): -$607.2
• AASHE reimbursement for 2: -$358.58
• AASHE registration for 2: -$575
• Encumbered supplies (Dan’s, Shopko, Home Depot, Menards): -$700
• Garden/Council supply shed: -$1000
• AASHE dues: -$280
BALANCE as of today: $4,219.92

FY15-16 potential budget items
• Benches, picnic table for new SWCD swale and adjacent to E-building north exit (newly mulched area).
• 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

Meeting adjourned 11:30

Next Regular Meeting
February 5, 2016

Notes submitted to SC blog and LSC Employee Portal>Committees by Kristi Heintz

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