Sustainability Council Agenda 5/17/2019

May 17, 2019 9:00 – 10:30

S1913 Student Services Conference Room



MREA Energy Fair, Custer, WI, June 21-23

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) annual conference is Sept 27-28 at Carleton College in Northfield. Call for presentation proposals ends April 5th.

2019 AASHE Conference “Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy” – October 27-30 in Spokane, WA


New Business

Eco-Ent program updates, welcome Kevin!

Student Services In-Service days (June 13 and 14, 10am-12, 1-3pm)

  • Mulch pollinator garden
  • Planters soil and flower planting
  • Student Senate apple trees and fencing
  • Farm site: fence and terrace, transplanting, tomato trellising, pollinator hotels

Project Red Railing – landscape plan

FY20 S-Council Workplan Goals – submitted 4/16/19

  1. Develop proposal for north trail as pedestrian path
    • Desired Outcomes:
      1. consider appropriate surface for maximum usability,
      2. estimate total costs, development and ongoing maintenance,
      3. account for the trail’s potential use as an access from lower main parking lots to Living Labs field site
  2. Articulate the role of “Living Labs” at LSC
    • Desired Outcomes:
      1. draft potential interdisciplinary collaboration/learning opportunities at new Farm Site
      2. develop a forest management plan for Miller Creek corridor – identifying terrestrial invasive species threats and management goals
        1. align goals as potential course-related field experience, both through curriculum and Sustainability Distinction
  3. Update campus’ sustainability and energy goals
    • Desired Outcomes:
      1. align with state and system-wide sustainability goals, following Board of Trustees approval of new system sustainability policies,
      2. update LSC Sustainability webpages to reflect these new goals

Request meeting with incoming President, Dr. Patricia Rogers

Summer project – sustainability website content update (WP Goal 3)

Interpretive Trail and Miller Creek corridor updates (new trees, invasives id and planning) (WP Goal 1)


Old Business

Earth Day debrief



FY 19 original budget: $8,450

Encumbrances to date:

  • Earth Day supplies: -$300
  • Food Farm (carrots): -$60
  • Cub Foods (Earth Day): -$100
  • RSPT Annual Campus Dues: -$330
  • Prairie Restorations (tansy treatment): -$300
  • Menards: -$200
  • ShelDon: -$140.52
  • 4 Seasons Outdoor Svcs: -$ 179
  • AASHE annual dues: -$280
  • Printing: -$22.22
  • Amazon (Hanging scale for Recyclemania): -$49.95

Final FY purchases

  • Boreal Natives service contract (tansy treatment, spot weed/seed) -$1,000
  • Menards increase: -$400
  • Four Seasons (mulch and limestone): -$1000
  • Forestry Suppliers (3 rogue hoes): -$200
  • Dan’s Feedbin (flowers): -$500

Balance to-date: $3,445.74


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