Location: Sayles Hill 251

Time: 12:00 pm

Present Rika Anderson, Mathias Bell, Jason Lord, Chris Petit, Bessie Schwarz, Richard Strong, and Gary Wagenbach

Absent Sharon Akimoto, Kirk Campbell, Dennis Easley, and Jen Everett

Secretary: Rika Anderson

Old Business:

Work Group Reports:

Report on meetings of workgroups

  • Sustainability Initiative – Leader: Rika Anderson
    • Sustainability coordinator
      • Grant application sent to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ($40,000 — Waste Reduction Project)
    • Carleton Sustainability Goals
      • Drafted
  • Energy – Leader: Jason Lord
    • Emissions assessment
    • Energy month competition
    • ITS resolution to take energy saving measures
      • Drafted
  • Food – Co-Leaders: Gary Wagenbach & Annie Burmaster
    • Composting
      • SOPE will add support next term to draft a composter proposal
      • Fred Rogers is willing to fund the price offset of current disposal methods
    • Dining Hall
  • Material Streams/ Procurement – Leader: Dennis Easley
    • Monitoring waste stream
    • In-house waste management
      • Dennis visited Gustavus
    • Furniture
  • Communications – Leader: Mathias Bell
    • Sustainability Website
      • Might change format a little bit
    • New Student Week
      • Bessie met with Fred Rogers
      • Needs to meet with Hudlin Wagner about the proposal
    • NNB useful fact

New Business:

EAC Budget:

~Reenrolled in National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program

~Possible uses

  • Funding award for the winner of the sustainable investing (socially responsible)
  • Internships
  • Sustainability Award
  • Send students’ to conferences

~Will draft budget guidelines

~Motion to fund Green Investment Prize

  • Jason made an amendment for prize to be used for environmental purposes with request of receipt
  • Jason rescinded his amendment after discussion
  • Gary called the question without the amendment
  • Motion approved

Carleton Sustainability Goals:

~Report from sustainability initiative group/EAC subgroup


~Proposal to endorse/support clean air initiative through a letter of support

~Beth will draft a response

Paper use:

~Gary made an announcement at the Faculty meeting about 100% Post-consumer recycled paper

Energy Use of Computers:

~Continuing to work on the draft

~EAC might be able to aid ITS in an internal audit


~ Bio-diesel collaboration with Olaf


Sustainability website — Sustainability goals for the college:


Meet the Earth sustainability award:

~ Jen Everett for 2006

Workgroup composition:

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

Next meeting:

Tuesday March 7, 2006