Meeting Agenda 3/2/2018

March 2nd, 2018 9:00

Student Life Conference Room



Sustainability and S’Mores this afternoon, 2:00, at the Bagley Center

Weed Em Out: Invasives Workshop an invasive plants early detection workshop– March 27th,  9am-3:00, EPA

Duluth CISMA Stewardship Network – introductory conversation for local colleges and universities (March 7th or 14th, tbd)


New Business

S-building landscape discussion with Shoreview Natives

MREA PV Development for Institutions Course: quick update on lessons so far

Earth Day (April 19th) presentation/theme ideas

  • Theme: Food for Thought: The ecological impact of your everyday decisions
  • Food update (Danielle, Kristi, Connie)
  • Campus clean up-anyone want to take the lead on organizing/leading this? Do we need to provide incentive?

Garden/Grounds planning

  • Meeting with Shoreview Natives (update from Theresa, Danielle)
  • Tree planting, May 4th
  • Garden Club/Sustainability Council partnership on garden mentorship

Boreal Natives $200 site maintenance (motion needed)

Prescribed burn in native seeded areas, Boreal (quote for $500) or ERTC?

Summer groundskeeping and trails manger student employee needed


Old Business

Bikeway discussion follow-up (Nate, Dave…)

Facilities Comprehensive Plan forum (any interesting/pertinent take-aways?)


Work Group and Student Employee Reports

GreenCorps project(s) update (Chris)

  • Green Office Challenge
    • Participants so far, follow-up/outreach
  • Smart strips update

Trex recycling challenge update

Grounds (Danielle)



FY 18 budget balance: $6,771.00

Encumbrances to date:

  • Amazon (smart strips): $275
  • Amazon (pruners, compost bags for campus): $87.67
  • RSPT annual membership: $330
  • Menards: -300
    • Atrium soil, potting soil, landscape tools
  • Mileage reimbursement: MPCA site supervisor training: -160.50
  • Mileage B3 luncheon: -167.99
  • B3 luncheon registration: -27.37
  • AASHE annual membership: -280
  • Print/postage: -36.47


Review/revise FY18 potential budget items

  • Smart strips
  • Energy-related requests/ideas?
  • Bottle filling station for Atrium?
  • Picnic table under H catwalk, or Student Life area?
  • Interpretive Trail bench, trash/recycling cans, exclosures
  • Sustainability kiosk: pamphlet holder, plastic bag bin
  • workshops?


Next Meeting

Friday, April 6th, 9:00

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