Thursday, February 26, 2009

MINUTES for Meeting #3

Green Council Minutes
2/26/09

I. RECYCLING

a. Waste Management is the company we are going to use starting in March
i. They will come once a week and take everything
ii. 5 or 6 locations for the bins on campus, we have purchased a few containers
iii. bins for composting near Penelope’s kitchen
iv. single-source recycling (all in one dumpster)


II. FOOD DAY UTENSILS

a. Communal utensils
i. Plastic, pie tins
1. Families could donate pie tins
2. StuCo

ii. Cleaning up?
1. Faculty advisors connected to clubs could make sure it gets done

III. MORE INVOLVEMENT

a. Freshmen/Sophomore/Junior involvement
b. Zip code parties
c. Freshman foundations
d. Orientation/freshman retreat
e. Senior advisors

IV. SOLAR
a. Big push for sustainability
b. Solar panel costs are going down
i. Will cost $200,000 after rebates
c. Financing issues
d. Probably happening, but no guarantees
e. Investment pool
f. 60% of school’s energy would be from solar power

V. LEED CERTIFICATION
a. Platinum LEED certification is attainable, standard will be set high
b. CPS will shoot for platinum, but costs might prevent us
c. Environmentally Friendly Product Purchasing
i. Green Business Program Certification
ii. Green Products like dry erase markers, fluorescent lights

d. Just picked a general contractor

VI. TRANSPORTATION
a. Parking lot (will be expanded on the side with the wooden retaining wall)
b. Bicycle racks need to be covered
c. Bicycle ramp on Golden Gate in place of stairs (CPS Day?)

2 comments:

Jonna (aka Gaia) said...

Thanks to Annie for taking minutes at the meeting, and Vanessa for typing them up and posting them (again!!).

cocoa said...

Under item III: More Involvement, there are probably lots of ideas we can generate re: this, and obviously we'll have to decide which are more workable. But to add to the idea pool...
1) giving points for eco-friendliness, use of recycled materials, etc. for Spirit Week decorations and
2) giving a recognition at the awards ceremony for people who have helped make the school more green or increased environmental awareness (this doesn't necessarily have to be an exclusive award, per se).