Meeting Agenda 4/4/16

10:00 Large Administrative Conference Room



NE Higher Ed gathering with UMD intern, Hannah Smith, to discuss campus’ strategy to integrate climate, water, food systems, energy, and landscape topics: March 15th @ UMD Bagley Center from 9-11am


New Business

Earth Day updates

World Water Week update, planning

MN GreenCorps Member application


Old Business

NREL assistance update, press release (Wade, Kristi, Al)

LSC Sustainability logo (Kristi)

Stormwater and landscape signs – update (Glenn)


Work Group and Student Employee Reports

Landscape (Kristi)

  • Wildflower area, call for community input
  • hillside burn, hillside planting, groundcover, shrubs etc ?



FY16 Budget: $8,400 


Motions needed

Compostable bags for campus work areas

Eden Brothers seed mixes


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
  • AASHE dues: -$280

BALANCE as of today: $4,219.92


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

April 1st?

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