Location: Sayles Hill 253

Time: 12:00 pm

Present Sharon Akimoto, Rika Anderson, Mathias Bell, Dennis Easley, Jen Everett, Jason Lord, Bessie Schwarz, Richard Strong

Absent Kirk Campbell, Chris Petit, Gary Wagenbach, Bucky Zietz

Secretary: Rika Anderson

Old Business:

Working Group Report:

Report on meetings of workgroups and on decisions made about each groups’ priorities for the term and the year

  • Sustainability Initiative – Leader: Rika Anderson
    • Sustainability Coordinator Proposal
    • 100 Year Plan (Campus Master Plan)
  • Energy – Leader: Jason Lord
    • Energy Cost Increases
    • Monitoring Energy Use of Departments and Students
    • Energy Use Reduction Strategies
  • Food – Leader: Gary Wagenbach
    • Have not met
  • Material Streams/ Procurement – Leader: Dennis Easley
    • Base monitoring of waste
    • Possibilities of in-house waste removal
  • Communications – Leader: Mathias Bell
    • Sustainability Website
    • New Student Week

Educational Associate Updates

~Meeting with Bev Nagel about Sustainability Coordinator

~Meeting with Sue Traxler and Dan Bergeson about paper management

~100% post-consumer-recycled paper. Need to talk with Julia Burmesch

~Campus Sustainability Day Announcement

~Sope is working on Increasing Student Awareness of Environmental Issues on Campus, Fair trade clothing in bookstore, and

~MPIRG is working on Fair Trade Coffee for the dining halls and economic analysis of wind turbines (Brittany Larson & Becky Dernbach)

~First Green Network meeting of the year – Thursday, Nov. 3, Sayles 251, 8:30pm.

New Business:

Workgroup composition:

~ Guests of this meeting were invited to join the EAC workgroups. Additional members were added to the EAC workgroups.

Green Fund:

~ Possible but need to talk with development people more.


~ Bio-diesel for fleet. National Wildlife Federation – Campus Ecology Teleconference on Biodiesel

Paper use:

~ Introducing student knowledge and accountability. Paper management system is in the works with the one-card system. Met with Sue Traxler and Dan Bergeson. Need to ask about St. Olaf’s system.

~ Use of 100% post-consumer recycled paper – Mohawk Color Copy Paper from Unisource. Possibility of Yupo – synthetic paper.

~ Tim Singer and Mathias Bell (CSA) are working on eliminating campus-wide mailings


~ Sodexho

Campus Sustainability Day:

~ October 26

– Great Hall 11:30-1:30pm Webcast of highlights of 5 environmental conferences

– Evans Dining Hall 5:00pm Organic dinner and speakers from Northfield, St. Olaf, and Carleton.

Energy Week:

~ October 23-30

Next meeting:

Thursday, Nov. 3, 12:00pm-1:00pm