Sustainability Council meeting agenda 12/13/19

December 13th, 2019 9:00 – 10:30

S111 Student Services Conference Room




New Business

Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) grant for Lawns to Legumes demonstration sites ($20-$40K reimbursement)

Food service RFP update and timeline (Connie)

Food service survey results

USDA Technical Facilities Design Assistance request

Eco-Ent program updates

City of Duluth single use bag ordinance – April 2020


Old Business

Buckthorn removal – November 13th recap, lessons learned (Glenn)

FY20 SC Workplan Goals – updates

  1. Develop proposal for north trail as pedestrian path (Dave)
    • 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
  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 
      3. align goals as potential course-related field experience, both through curriculum and Sustainability Distinction
  1. 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 – current balance $6,546.05

Encumbrances to date:

  • Menards: -$300
  • Dan’s Feedbin: -$150
  • P-Card (Amazon): -$167.95 (Compost bags)
  • AASHE dues: -$295
  • P-Card (Amazon – 10 sets loppers, saws) (Landscape Restoration – 10 buckthorn dobbers and dye): -$600
  • Bee-line spur trail Limestone: -$225.50
  • P-card (Amazon – Cornerstone) $92.95

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