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:
Conservation Council ‘10/11
Present: Amanda Lavigne, Louise Gava, Rick Scott, Eric Williams-Bergen, Robby Glass, Alle Wingerter, Brad Baldwin (note taker)
a. Idling policy - Ok for us to publicize to campus if we'd like
b. No-mows - Tom Greene class is planning to re-landscape JHS area. Consider inviting him for an update to us
c. JHS circle drive signage - soften? Help LEED? Tom Greene update/explanation?
d. Youth Climate Summit - Nov 9/10th. Amanda & Louise will present for SLU (in part on our CAP). Invite 4-6 SLU students. Perhaps request Mellon funds to support attendance of our students + area HS students?
e. EAO Film Festival - ~200 people! Successful! $925 for donation to GardenShare, & Gulf Oil Relief
2. Semester Timeline - can CC help coordinate this info and advertise via campus emails?
a. E.g. YCS (above), OC Fall Festival, Sustainable Living Fair, deadlines for Mellon and Innovation grants, 10-10-10 (~350 day) etc.
b. Dates & other particulars on Green Pages?
3. Our possible projects
a. Walking tour of campus landscapes like no-mows, arboretum. Tap Mellon, Innovation grants?
b. Investigate/comment on the new marketing report for the Admin & Trustees? Possible to get relevant sections of report from Lisa Cania?
4. Members time
a. Robbie - improve recycling efforts on returnables? Can we harvest the possible $500K/yr in redemption value? Fund student events, organizations? Developing proposal for a campus hydration station (pay with funds above?)
This forum will be open to the campus and Canton
communities, with the goal of promoting discussion about the importance of the
grounds, and the practices, policies, and care that go into making them the
beautiful outdoor space we all have the privilege of enjoying every day.
The importance of the grounds to those
of us who live and work here
Perceptions of the grounds held by the
surrounding Canton community
Sustainable landscaping endeavors
implemented in the past
Current initiatives helping the St.
Lawrence grounds become more sustainable
Invited speakers include:
Sherburne, Grounds Manager, SLU
Greene, Professor and Chair, Psychology Dept, SLU
Greene, Professor Emeritus, Biology Department, SLU
Curro, Retired Canton School Principal/Teacher, Community Member
Moderator: Erik Cooper '12, Thelmo Delegate to the Conservation Council
Thanks to generous donations made by Coakley
Ace Hardware and Triple A Hardware, door
prizes will be given during the presentation.
Conservation Council Meeting Minutes (by B Baldwin)
Apr 8, 2010
Members present: Amanda, Brad, Molly, Lindsay, Eric
We need a catchy, short title/tag for this (e.g.
Grounds to Celebrate?, other?)
Panel moderator (Erika Barthelmess) and members
History - John Green
Importance to SLU - Tom Greene?
Importance to Local Community - Jon Montan?
Current Initiatives - Marcus S
We need to discuss/fine tune issues with Marcus,
perhaps for our next meeting, Apr 15
We should give attendees a pamphlet with 10
green tips, as in email from Louise Gava
Perhaps also give them a campus map with example
sites that illustrate a helpful practice on campus. See if base maps exist in
GIS lab or with T. Greene. If so, have Marcus add his points and we produce the
We also need to arrange advertising for the
event. Perhaps as in LG email, flyers in select campus locations, Green Pages,
SLU Wire, sidewalk chalk, etc. (NCPR?)
Discussed draft memo from Molly
We should refine it and mention proposal at the
Involve like-minded students in Lettuce Turnip
Perhaps consult campus resources persons like M
Mayer, K McKnight, A Pai, C Johns, A Lavigne, J Green
Amanda will email CC with possible idea before
Apr 15 deadline