Location: Facilities Conference Room

Time: 3:30 pm

Present Kimberly Smith, Martha Larson, Mary Savina, Olwenn Fruchart, Phillip Lundquist, Stephie Fried, Allison Tucker, Sharan Ganjam Seshachallam

Absent Rae Horton

Secretary: Alexandra Milelr

  1. Fiscal Year 2017 greenhouse gas inventory results
    1. Overall 20% reductions in emissions since FY08, despite 6% growth in sq. footage
    2. Peers have reduced 6%, despite a  7% growth
  2. Carbon Offsets
    1. There was a lengthy conversation about offsets for Off-Campus Study programs. Program directors may be hesitant to set aside money from their program budgets, may need support from Tuesday Group or Bev Nagel.
    2. A sub-committee was created with Sharan, Ally, Stephie, Olwenn, Phillip, and Kim. Meeting Set for March 1st at 3:30 pm in the Facilities conference room.
    3. Next steps: 1. List of local projects and create protocol for evaluation. 2. Identify faculty who may be interested. 3. Investigate projects that faculty may want to use in their curriculum.
  3. Funding Requests
    1. Climate Action Week Budget: $1,173 requested to cover costs for events
    2. Motion by Mary Savina to approve $820 to cover costs from Sustainability Office sponsored events with CSA providing $353 for the other events that are hosted by student organizations. If CSA cannot fund, then EAC will pick up remaining costs. Phillip Lundquist second. Vote: 8-0-0. Motion passes.
  4. Discussion was made to have CAW funding through EAC with a cap of $1,000 in future years.
  5. Meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm