Attending: Amanda, Ben, Rick, Louise, Wes Norton, Alle
Wingerter, Chloe Whalen, Ryan Gillard
Due to uncertainties with CNP, CC will stay put
until activities on CNP becomes more defined.
No change in mission statement at this time. Wait and see what happens with CWG and
identify projects/programs to work on this semester. Need to keep looking into this...
Establish a list of potential projects -
short-term/student driven, and long-term/CAP driven / Decide on an agenda for
the semester based on this list
Provide inter-year continuity and knowledge
building on projects.
Wes will work with Eric to put projects on the site. Amanda will send link to group for all people
to put projects and information about those projects onto it.**Note - Instead,
I will pass along a word doc for everyone to respond to in order to establish a
baseline of information which we will upload to the web site and then discuss
how to continually update the information at our next meeting.
Need to define goals associated with projects -
what we can do to get stuff done semester-to-semester - one-page descriptions
**This type of information is what I have asked everyone to input to the
circulated word doc.
Green Bikes (make better) - LG to speak with
Re-Cellar (make better)
Weatherization projects off-campus (underway)
Weatherization projects on-campus
Outreach of both of the above? What's being done?
Removal of some, drying racks, pay-for-drying
Energy Monitoring Systems (Thelmo Resolution,
Need to tie to Wendel energy audit.
Campus-wide Anti-idling policy
Transportation: Parking evaluation (pay for
Recycling (incl. campus redemption center)
Zero-Waste Pub 56
Lettuce Turnip the Beet: Sustainability dining
Policy around no-mow zones, planting of annuals
Eco-reps, building monitors
Green endowment initiatives
Members to capture status of each for
republication back to group. Begin with
a document that gets written by an individual and sent back to group.
Doing so at two levels, for a few different
reasons a.) EAP/Projects to work on, and b.) grant submissions.
Submit to grant opportunity - what projects to
submit for? Focus on grant proceeds to
start a self-funding/ongoing project, or project that will be part
of/supportive of/initiating other projects.
Possible to apply to more than one sponsor:
Energy monitoring system?
Redemption center (to be done after water
bottles get redemption)
Amanda L. has student working on grants
identification and writing
Oct 24th is International Global Climate Change Day. The goal is to build the public's awareness of global climate change and build momentum (political will) for the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to finalise the successor to the Kyoto Treaty. We need a new treaty that is as strong as the science demands - massive cuts in global emissions starting very soon with the goal of reducing current levels of greenhouse gases (reducing carbon dioxide levels to 350 ppm).
The Biology Dept and Student Activities will be showing the new docudrama, "The Age of Stupid" Oct 24 in Gulick Auditorium at 7 PM. (1.5 hrs long). *The Age of Stupid* is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/franny_armstrong . Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/pete_postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 (real footage) and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? I will be handing out info sheets with facts about global climate change (hopefully 350) and 35 things to do to reduce levels of green house gases (compiled by my class, Natural World).
Please announce to your classes, your friends and consider attending yourself. We hope to fill Gulick (capacity 500).
Conservation Biology has as its central tenet the protection of the world’s biodiversity. Biodiversity, the sum total of all living things, represents the immense variation and richness found in the natural world.