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Meeting Notes - February 9, 2010

Attendance:
Kristin Sullivan
Bonnett Saussol
Joe Cooke
Barbara Dahlke
Julie Ceballos
Manny DaSilva
Pete Woolhouse

Kristin Sullivan report on Monday, Feb. 8 meeting with Brian Murphy 
  • Affirm sustainability leadership to the President’s Climate Commitment (action plan)
  • AASHE STARS management reporting tool
  • Need permanent SMP coordinator
  • Need for student interns
  • Raise CEAG to a higher shared governance level
  • Want to change CEAG name to College Environmental Action Group
  • Meet with Donna Jones-Dulin Monday, Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m.
STARS updates
  • Three categories: Education and Research; Operations; Planning, Administration & Engagement
  • Subcommittees to work on credits and if they apply to De Anza
  • Working meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9-10 a.m.
Food subcommittee report

Kristin Sullivan, Bonnett Saussol, Ralph Riddle

  • Organic gardening:
  • Child care center herb garden
  • Looking at plot near tennis courts (200x50 feet) raised beds
  • INKA gardens: hydroponic closed system, vertical, raised beds, solar panels
Minimization/Recycling subcommittee report

Joe Cooke, Manny DaSilva, Alicia

  • Goal to recycle 75%
  • Joe Cooke has Los Altos Garbage reports from July 1-December 13, 2009: metal, construction, demolition,
  • comingle, plastic, yard debris, glass, wood, cardboard/paper, batteries
Transportation subcommittee report

Julie Ceballos, Barb Dahlke

  • Students working on ECO pass w/VTA rep (Angela) on green fee which did not fly with students
  • ACTION: Barb to invite one student to report to CEAG
Communication subcommittee report

Julie Ceballos

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. STARS Webinar on reporting system; can watch at desk

Future meetings agenda items

  • Internships
  • Sustainability Coordinator: invite Brian Murphy to March 9 CEAG meeting
  • CEAG as shared governance members

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. in Kirsch Center



College Environmental Advisory Group
Contact: Julie Ceballos
Phone: 408.864.5359
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