Sustainability Council meeting agenda 9/6/2019

September 6, 2019 9:00 – 10:30

S111 Student Services Conference Room



Lake Superior Harvest Festival, Bayfront, Sept 7th 10:00-4:00pm

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) annual conference is Sept 27-28 at Carleton College

Nobel Conference, “Climate Changed: Facing Our Future”, September 24-25th at Gustavus Adolphus College

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


New Business

Today is the worldwide debut of RSPT’s #NoPoopFairy vimeo

AASHE annual dues: $295

Red railing removal – project update

Forest Management MOU with CISMA, update (Glenn)

New City of Duluth “Cigarette butts are Litter” signs (Tammy)

Eco-Ent program updates

Sustainability Distinction – update

Review System Sustainability Newsletter

  • Grants/Project ideas?

FY20 Workplan Goals – planning


Old Business

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

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


FY20 SC 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,
    • account for the trail’s potential use as an access from lower main parking lots to Living Labs field site


  1. 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



FY 20 original budget: $ 8,450

Encumbrances to date:

  • Menards: -300
  • Dan’s Feedbin: -150
  • P-Card Amazon: $200 (Compost bags)


Next Meeting

October 4th, 2019

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