Attendees: Leila Shahbender, Don Weston, Rick Curtis, Dan Casey, Kathy Hackett, Mike McKay, Jenna Losh, Miyuki Miyagi, Ildi Kohles, Sarah Bluher, Andrea DeRose, Dylan Ackerman, Tom Nyquist, Elie Bou-Zeid, Shana Weber, Kristi Wiedemann, Judy Schedneck
I. Welcome & Introductions
Shana welcomed everyone and introduced a new member, Dylan Ackerman 14’, representing the USG (Undergraduate Student Government).
- Postering update: Shana met with Tom Dunne, Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. He discussed hosting a design competition for “virtual lamp posters”. Having an alternative to lamp posting would make any transition easier. This idea is still being explored and also discussing having an app.
- Food waste solutions: The next field trip to Kean to see a demonstration of their food waste digester is March 30 th . One trip has already taken place.
- Catering: Need some recycling receptacles for academic meeting rooms. Jon Baer said he will provide these. We just need to gather information for which rooms need them. Perhaps the best way to get this information is through the AMG (Academic Managers Group); Shana will be attending an AMG meeting April 17 th .
- Shana gave an update for the Sustainability Steering Council: The Council had its second meeting on March 1 st . The strategic planning process and the upcoming retreat were discussed. The Steering Council is a newly formed smaller group whose role is to provide a strategic thinking trajectory of sustainability at Princeton University. The retreat is planned for early April and Shana will continue updating the PSC Committee.
- Update on 5th Reunion sustainability initiatives: We continue to move forward with the plan to launch their initiatives and support their efforts. There will be a meeting with Jon Baer, Dining Services, EcoReps, Office of Sustainability, and the 5th Reunion Chair to discuss how to green the reunions a bit more.Update on STARS: Kristi gave an update on STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) thanking everyone who participated. Our preliminary rating is silver. The 3 main areas to work on are: 1. Operation; 2. Data collection; 3. New Areas such as training during freshmen orientation. Next, STARS will assess our results and provide the final rating.
- Fall 2012 Sustainability Open House: We are excited about our new and improved 3rd Open House sometime in October. We will have another type of sustainable art contest. If you have any ideas based on improving our last Open House, please let us know.
- Sustainability e-Newsletter: We are working on expanding our sustainability e-Newsletter. If your department has any related content, announcements, etc., please let us know so we can include that in our e-Newsletter.
OfficeMax 4-day delivery program: Don Weston, Senior Advisor to the VP of Finance & Treasury, spoke about the new reduced 4-day delivery program with OfficeMax. An email memo was sent to all PSC Members explaining that the second phase of this initiative has now been reached and they are asking those members of the PSC committee to volunteer their departments to be part of this program. For full details of the program including an emergency order process that will ensure delivery on Friday for those instances where you just can’t wait until Monday for your order, please contact Don Weston (donw@Princeton.Edu), or Lisa Leisinger (Lisari@Princeton.Edu).
IV. Campus as Living Lab Update: Student Sarah Bluher ’13 gave a presentation explaining the work of the Bee Team.
Next Meeting: April 4, 2012