Campus Resources and Planning Committee

February 13, 2008 – 3:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

Pete Wyckoff called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.

 

Members Present: LeAnn Dean, Sara Haugen, Lowell Rasmussen, Sharon Van Eps, Jenny Wermerskirchen, Pete Wyckoff

 

Members Not Present: Ken Hodgson, Jacquie Johnson, Carrie Grussing, Sarah Mattson, Maddy Maxeiner, Brook Miller, Michelle Page, Jennifer Rothchild, Dave Swenson, Douglas Williams

 

Guest: Troy Goodnough

 

Motion to approve the minutes from February 6, 2008, motion seconded and motion carried.

 

Next week we will look at the mission statement. The week after that Lowell will talk to us about facilities, and the week after that we will hear from Maddy.

 

Sustainability Subcommittee

A year ago, Troy asked for a sustainability committee to be formed, and nothing has been done since then. UMM has recently joined the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Advancement of Sustainability STARS program. Because of these commitments, UMM is obligated to form a sustainability committee.

 

There are many questions that people on this campus have regarding sustainability (even small things like paper towels). The proposal is for nine members to sit on the committee, which includes two student representatives.

 

Troy proposed a resolution to form a CRPC sustainability subcommittee; if it is passed, the sustainability coordinator will be responsible for putting the subcommittee together.

 

Motion made to approve the resolution for the creation of new sustainability subcommittee of the campus resource and planning committee, motion seconded, motion carried. The adopted motion is attached.

 

Next meeting will be next Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Pete Wyckoff adjourned the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION FOR CREATION OF NEW SUSTAINABILITY ADJUNCT/ SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE CAMPUS RESOURCE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

Whereas, UMM is committed to sustainability, demonstrated by her mission and vision statements, evidenced by her ongoing physical and educational transformation, and by her sustainability-related commitments,

 

Whereas, UMM currently does not have a shared government structure dedicated to sustainability, but does have other themed-committees examining important issues to campus,

 

Whereas, UMM has recently joined the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Advancement of Sustainability STARS program. By making these commitments, UMM is obligated to form a sustainability committee,

 

Whereas, the Campus Resource and Planning Committee (CRPC) has responsibility to oversee the human and physical resources of the campus, and therefore, this proposed committee best fits under the purview of this committee,

 

Therefore, be it resolved that the CRPC creates a new Sustainability Subcommittee (“Green Team”) of the CRPC to examine sustainability-related issues that need attention on campus,

 

Let if further be resolved, that this Subcommittee would be chaired by the Campus Sustainability Coordinator, and would have broad membership from across campus, including: (9 people total)

 

    1. A chair/campus sustainability coordinator
    2. Two facilities staff members
    3. Representation from the Office of Residential Life (1)
    4. Representation from the faculty (1- either the Coordinator of Environmental studies or a designate)
    5. Representation from the students (2—appointed in consultation with MCSA)
    6. Representation from food services (1)
    7. Representation from communications (1)