May 11, 2006
Butler/Wu, Private Dining Room
Committee Attendees: Michael E. McKay, Chair; Peter Allen, Robin Izzo, Emmanuel Kreike, Cathy Kunkel, Tom Nyquist, Stu Orefice, Barclay Satterfield, Leila Shabender, David Wilcove, Don Weston
Committee Members Absent: Any Dobson, Janet Gruschow
Other Attendees: Kathryn Andersen ’08, Jon Baer, Mary Banfield, Katherine
Hackett, Chad Klaus, Lisa Ridolfi
Farmer's Market on Campus
Kathryn Anderson reported Greening Princeton received approval from administration to have a Farmers’ Market on campus. Farmers will be able to set up their produce on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center on a series of Wednesdays throughout the fall. Cooking demonstrations will be held. The main purpose to the project is to encourage support of locally grown produce. Local farmers within a 30 mile radius will participate. Emmanuel Kreike suggested extending the radius to 50 miles. Kathryn stated liability insurance, guidelines, criteria and logistical issues will be discussed with the farmers who are selected to participate.
Jon Baer, Director of Building Services, gave an update on the results of the Recyclemainia contest at Princeton which was held from January 29th through April 8th. During the 10-week competition, schools reported how much they recycled and threw out by weighing their waste haulers. Overall Princeton University ranked 16 out of the 90 schools that participated with an overall recycling rate of 29.34%. Recyclemania posted the results weekly. Additional information about the contest can be found at:
Waste contamination problems on campus and how to encourage and make students
aware of recycling were also discussed.
Priorities Projects Lists
Tom Nyquist reported he met with Stu Orefice, Jon Baer, Katherine Hackett, and Barclay Satterfield to review project assignments for Shana Weber, Sustainability Manager. Projects identified were marketing PEOC, recycling awareness among the students, construction waste management, Board of Public Utilities Water Audit, Dining Green Program, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Course, and green purchasing. Shana Weber, Sustainability Manager, will join Facilities at the end of June.
Recycled Paper Status Report
Don Weston and Lisa Ridolfi reported there are still several departments on campus not using the 100% recycled paper.
Toner Cartridge Recycling
Leila Shabender and Lisa Ridolfi reported they are working on a toner cartridge recycling project with a company affiliated with Office Max. The company will provide the packaging for the toner cartridges. Leila stated it will be helpful to have the eco reps and Shana Weber involved in this project, which they hope to kick off in the fall.
Committee Members for 2006-2007
Mike McKay stated the Committee membership list needed to be updated for the next academic year. The Committee agreed the following people should be added:
- Katherine Hackett, PEI
- Shana Weber, Sustainability Manager
- Kathryn Anderson ‘08
Katherine Hackett will ask Andy Dobson, who has been on sabbatical this past year, if he will be willing to continue to serve on the Committee.