Conservation Council

SLU Hits the Lights

Location: 
SLU Campus
Date: 
October 14, 2010 - December 31, 2010

Dear campus community,

In solidarity with the largest grassroots campaign ever - 10/10/10: the Global Work Party with 7,347 events in 188 countries (see www.350.org) - the Environmental Action Organization and Conservation Council encourage you to participate in our Hit the Lights campaign to reduce SLU's electricity use by 5% by the end of the term (FYI, roughly 30% of our electricity use goes toward lighting).

Turning lights off reduces energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, reduces light pollution, and saves money.

In addition to being mindful of electricity use, you can request Hit the Lights stickers from Ben Watson to stick on light switches that you notice often get left on.

We will compare SLU's electricity use over the next three months with averages of past years and send out monthly update.

Conservation Council Meeting

Date: 
10/04/2010

Conservation Council ‘10/11
Minutes 10.4.10
Present: Amanda, Louise, Rick, Eric, Robby, Alle, Pete, Brad (note taker)

Agenda:
1. Updates
a. OC Fall Festival (Fri Oct 29, aft)
i. Site likely at the former Java/Bookstore/Health bldg.
ii. Brad will try to round up saws & wood, Amanda has sawbucks
iii. We'll likely repeat the raffle for the cut wood
b. No-mows
i. Robby hopes we (i.e Amanda or Tom Greene) might talk to Thelmo at their meeting this week
ii. Should we eventually get a student intern to manage/study these?
c. Youth Climate Summit (Nov 9 & 10th)
i. Mellon proposal a likely source to fund attendance, etc. of Amanda, Louise, and up to 6 students (as well as Canton HS and Little River school?)
ii. We need to interest 6 SLU students
iii. Canton HS and Little River school participate
d. Innovation Grant writing: Due 10/15, $2500 grants
i. We should submit a few, to ensure that Env issues are represented
ii. "Simple Life" theme?
iii. workshop series (scything, wood sawing/splitting, permaculture, sheep shearing?, bee keeping?, non-toxic pesticides?, canning? etc.)
iv. event sponsor ("bike to work" week, movie archive series)
v. campus walking tour
vi. Robby's groups will submit one for "Hydration Station". CC might review
2. Films on the Environment
a. Submit proposal to Mellon group to fund additional DVDs to augment our collection
b. Each of us should see whether our top films are here or need purchasing

Conservation Council Minutes

Date: 
09/29/2010

Conservation Council
9/29/10

- October 29- OC fall fun days 1-4 pm (log sawing?) need wood and saws (Brad?)
- November 9th and 10th Youth Climate Summit at Wild Center (CAP) want student input- 6 students ($ for weekend and transport provided) SPREAD THE WORD

-Funding related to no mow zone (needs some alterations to get support from all of campus): Mellon Grant; President's Innovation Grant
Tom Greene- enviro psych- plans for no mow zone by Johnson (looking at area around Johnson, Java, Student Center)
Currently LOW MOW vs NO MOW
Class gifts- enviro possibilities
Faculty uses?
Other wild zones on campus (outer)
Thelmo (students) - Problems? What students think, reasons for why don't like rain garden
Tour of outdoor spaces (intern- maintenance?)
Student farm?
Sheep- grazing (no mow zone)
Permaculture/ teaching garden/ outdoor classroom?
Permaculture class - SLU? (previously hosted at Paul Smith's) link to longer plan

- Innovation Grant Due October 15th
Permanent program- prove interest
Money to purchase/ workshop - (scythes, no mow zone, teach students?)
Short options- series of workshops to lead to larger proposal- gauge interest
- Look at movies for campus to own (Mellon Grant)

- HW = short list of movies related to enviro for school to own

Conservation Council Meeting

Location: 
Memorial 101
Date: 
December 8, 2010 4:00pm

Conservation Council is a group of students, faculty and staff who collaborate on environmental awareness and advocacy as well as working towards tangible actions with positive environmental impacts for the SLU and local communities.

ALL interested students, SLU employees, or local community members are welcome at any of our meetings. Bring your ideas or plug into our current efforts:

  • Working to help incorporate permaculture design into the landscape at SLU
  • Inventorying the use of outdoor teaching spaces on campus as we work to create a walking tour of our campus' many unique environmental attributes
  • Creating a list of environmentally focused films that we feel belong in SLU's collection-apply for Mellon Funding
  • Supporting environmentally themed events help by other groups on campus

Contact Amanda Lavigne (Committee Chair) or any of our members with questions.

Conservation Council Meeting

Location: 
Memorial 101
Date: 
November 29, 2010 2:00pm

Conservation Council is a group of students, faculty and staff who collaborate on environmental awareness and advocacy as well as working towards tangible actions with positive environmental impacts for the SLU and local communities.

ALL interested students, SLU employees, or local community members are welcome at any of our meetings. Bring your ideas or plug into our current efforts:

  • Working to help incorporate permaculture design into the landscape at SLU
  • Inventorying the use of outdoor teaching spaces on campus as we work to create a walking tour of our campus' many unique environmental attributes
  • Creating a list of environmentally focused films that we feel belong in SLU's collection-apply for Mellon Funding
  • Supporting environmentally themed events help by other groups on campus

Contact Amanda Lavigne (Committee Chair) or any of our members with questions.

Conservation Council Meeting

Location: 
Memorial 101
Date: 
November 15, 2010 2:00pm

Conservation Council is a group of students, faculty and staff who collaborate on environmental awareness and advocacy as well as working towards tangible actions with positive environmental impacts for the SLU and local communities.

ALL interested students, SLU employees, or local community members are welcome at any of our meetings. Bring your ideas or plug into our current efforts:

  • Working to help incorporate permaculture design into the landscape at SLU
  • Inventorying the use of outdoor teaching spaces on campus as we work to create a walking tour of our campus' many unique environmental attributes
  • Creating a list of environmentally focused films that we feel belong in SLU's collection-apply for Mellon Funding
  • Supporting environmentally themed events help by other groups on campus

Contact Amanda Lavigne (Committee Chair) or any of our members with questions.

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