9:00 Student Life Conference Room
Faculty/Staff members present: Carol Johnson, Cliff Koski, Deanne Roquet, Dick Haney, Glenn Merrick, Jeri Schwerin, Kevin Futhey, Kristi Heintz, Megan Bugge, Theresa Hornstein, Patty Dorn, Mike Francisco
Student members present: Kathy Larson, Anna Beaulieu, Brian Sanner
Minnesota Waste Wise Annual Meeting is Thursday November 17th at the Science Museum. Registration is $45 per person, Deanne will be attending. Council agreed to pay registration and travel.
Dick spoke on the importance of passing the Parks and Libraries Referendum on November 8th. He handed out flyers and encouraged everyone to spread the word. He also spoke about the City of Duluth’s comprehensive Trail and Bikeway Master Plan. It can be found on the City of Duluth website.
Regarding Pat’s request for more information on the structure of the Council, time was spent discussing the following topics:
Title of Committee: Environmental Council – We opted to retain this name as it indicates the advisory nature of this committee.
Chair: The chair of the committee will be elected at the first meeting each fall semester by Governing Council vote. Deanne Roquet will be the chair of the committee for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Handling of Committee Minutes: e-copy posted to Environmental Council blog, hard copy kept in EC binder
Purpose of the Committee: The Environmental Council is a permanent (ongoing) committee of LSC. The committee takes an advisory role to:
•Implement and support campus related environmental commitment as outlined in our Environmental Mission Statement and Sustainability Plan of Action,
•Identify areas where improvements can be made, then acting as a facilitator of innovation and change to improve our operations in a sustainable manner,
•Act as a clearinghouse for information on sustainability issues, then connecting relevant individuals on campus to implement change,
•Serve as liaison with national and local organizations AASHE, ACUPCC, and Minnesota Waste Wise.
Structure of the Committee: The Environmental Council has a “governing council or group” which are voting members of the Council. There is representation from the different areas of the college. While other Council members are always welcome, they do not participate in voting. A larger, general assembly meeting is held once a semester where everyone can participate in voting on motions made.
Governing Council=Voting Members: Consists of one person from each of the following:
AFSCME – currently Mike Francisco
MSCF (one from each division) – currently Deanne Roquet (LAS), Cliff Koski (Bus. & Industry) and Lorrie Fox (Health)
MMA – currently Kevin Futhey
MAPE – currently shared by Carol Johnson and Megan Bugge
Student Senate – currently Brian Sanner
Administration – currently Wade Gordon
Facilities – currently Kevin Futhey
At large members (up to 3) – currently Theresa Hornstein, Kristi Heintz and Kathy Larsen (student)
Overall Committee Membership: (current names)
AFSCME: Kristi Heintz, Mike Francisco
MAPE: Mat Gilderman, Carol Johnson, Megan Bugge,
MMA/MN/CP: Kevin Futhey
MSCF FACULTY: Cliff Koski, Dave Israel, Deanne Roquet, Richard Haney, Glenn Merrick, Jeri Schwerin, Theresa Hornstein, Patty Dorn, Lorrie Fox
STUDENT SENATE: Brian Sanner
Other Group or Individuals: Amy Alves, Anna Beaulieu, Kathy Larsen
Committee Meeting Time: 9:00 am, every other Friday
Campus Sustainability Map is on the blog. Council members were asked to think of ways to utilize these tools that we develop. Deanne will talk with Melissa in recruiting and Stephanie with Campus Ambassadors about possibly meeting with the EC to strategize ways to do this.
Cathy in the kitchen has requested more compostable kitchen bags. Kevin will talk with Mary to find out if Gary purchased them. Kristi will contact Cathy about the possibility of going bagless.
Kristi will look into a possible thank you for Max and the Mfg Club.
Carol brought up the ongoing issue of trash collection and time wasted by maintenance going into each office to empty individual trash cans. They are doing what they have been told to do. This matter needs to be tabled until a new VP is hired to oversee facilities.
EC balance YTD:
Beginning FY12 balance 5,000
8/8/11 Minnesota Waste Wise Membersip: $150
8/9/11 Airpark Services for FY12 plastic bag pick-up $208
9/12/11 UMACS Registration for 2 Student Senate members $60
9/12/11 UMACS hotel: Best Northand Prairie Inn, Morris $87.03
9/12/11 UMACS mileage and food reimbursement for Brett and Brian $328.40
9/12/11 Kristi’s Sustainability Leadership certificate $550 $3616.57
-Minnesota Waste Wise Annual Meeting, travel and registration: Carol motioned, Mike seconded
-Environmental Council Structure: Mike Francisco motioned, Brian seconded
Next EC meeting will be November 18th at 9:00 in Student Life Conference Room. Kristi will send out an Outlook meeting invite for the next 3 meetings.