Sustainability

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Sustainability Advisory Council Agendas & Minutes

WCU Sustainability Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, April 7th, 2014

Detailed Agenda (DRAFT)

    a)      SUSTAINABILITY STAFFING – Special Guest: Larry Dowdy, Executive Deputy to the President

  • Faculty AWA Sustainability Coordinator for 2014-15
  • Review AY 2014-15 Sustainability Coordinator position draft
  • Recruiting Applicants: Who might be interested?
  • Prospects for a FT Director of Sustainability?

 

b)      TRANSPORTATION – Special Guest: Chief Michael Bicking

  • Discussion: Campus Parking and Transportation Committee Update & Opportunities ·         Please help promote use of the Exton Shuttle!
  • Bicycle Coop Initiative Update (WCU Foundation Offer): Michael Burns
  • Public Bike Fixit Station with tools/pump

c)      FOOD & DINING

d)      CURRICULUM

  • General Education Revision Update: Lutz, Fritschle, Morgan, etc

e)      CO-CURRICULAR EDUCATION 

  • Report: Screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
  • Report: Marie Cusick of State Impact PA (Fracking) – April 1st
  • Report: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium: Saturday, March 29th
  • WCU Research Day: 7:30pm Thursday, April 10th (Keynote: Dr. James Hansen)
  • 2-2:55pm Special Session with Students (Sykes Theatre) – Send the students!
  • 3:20-4:50 Faculty Presentations: Morgan, Lutz, and Delshad/Monahan
  • Tuesday, April 15th Delco Alliance for Environmental Justice (4:30 Sykes Ballroom ‘A’)
  • Thursday, April 24 Shored Up (movie) 7pm Sykes Theater (w/ Ben Horton)

f)       RESEARCH

  • Work to increase incentives for sustainability research/creative activity
  • Summer Institute sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research\

g)      PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

  • BLUER Report!  

h)      COMMUNICATIONS  

i)        GROUNDS, GARDEN, & GORDON

  • Outdoor Classroom Update:  James Vadas
  • Update: Gordon Natural Area  

j)        GHG INVENTORY

  • Received 2-month extension (Due by March 15, 2014) – Help

k)      ENERGY & BUILDINGS

  • Coal plant will be shut down this summer!  

EARTH Group News (Kendra Decker, Dominique Hetrick, Mike Bideau)

  • Planning for Earth Fair & Arbor Day Celebration: Friday, April 25th  

Announcements    

 

Meet in SAC Working Groups  

Adjourn  

Next SAC Meeting:  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  (1:00pm Philips 3rd Floor Board Room)  

 

Meeting Minutes for Environmental Council