Location: Sayles Hill 251

Time: 12:00 pm

Present Sharon Akimoto, Rika Anderson, Mathias Bell, Kirk Campbell, Dennis Easley, Jason Lord, Chris Petit, Bessie Schwarz, Richard Strong, and Gary Wagenbach

Absent Jen Everett

Secretary: Rika Anderson

Old Business:

Work Group Reports:

Report on meetings of workgroups

  • Sustainability Initiative – Leader: Rika Anderson
    • Sustainability coordinator
    • EAC Vision Statement and Charter
    • Will draft sustainability goals for Carleton
  • Energy – Leader: Jason Lord
    • Emissions assessment
    • Energy month competition
    • Will draft a resolution for ITS recommendations
  • Food – Co-Leaders: Gary Wagenbach & Annie Burmaster
    • Composting
    • Dining Hall
    • Internship related to food offered by ENTS
    • Possibly use EAC funds yo pick up on issues that the EAC has been grappling with
  • Material Streams/ Procurement – Leader: Dennis Easley
    • Monitoring waste stream
    • Still looking into in-house waste management
      • Long term savings vs. initial capital investment
  • Communications – Leader: Mathias Bell
    • Sustainability Website
      • Progressing slowly
      • Drafting goals
    • New Student Week
    • NNB useful fact
    • Recycled Air

New Business:

EAC Vision Statement and Charter:

~ report from sustainability initiative group/EAC subgroup

  • Added a regular treasurer’s report to track use of the budget
  • Dated draft
  • Motion passed to approve charter amendments after discussion unanimously

Paper use:

Energy Use of Computers:

~Energy workgroup will draft a resolution statement for ITS

~New copiers should be tested with recycled paper as well


~ Bio-diesel collaboration with Olaf


Green Design Coffee House:

~Taylor Ross is proposing a coffee house on the east side of campus

~Want help with green building

~Business plan found at the following website

Sustainability website — Sustainability goals for the college:


Meet the Earth sustainability award:

~Accepting nominations for faculty and staff

~Asked about funding for this award of $100 from EAC funds every year

~Proposal will be drafted

Eco-Investment Challenge:

~Asked about funding award for the winner of the sustainable investing (socially responsible)

~Referred to Carleton’s Responsible Investing Committee (CRIC)

Sustainable Spring Break Trip 2006:

Workgroup composition:

~Guests of this meeting are invited to join the EAC workgroups.

Next meeting:

Tuesday Feb 21, 2006