November 15, 2007
Butler/Wu, Special Dining Room
Committee Members Present: Michael E. McKay, Chair, Kathryn Andersen, Jon Baer, Janet Gruschow, Katharine Hackett, Robin Izzo, Tom Nyquist, Shana Weber, Don Weston, David Wilcove
Committee Members Absent: Andy Dobson, Emmanuel Kreike, Stu Orefice, Leila Shabender
Other Attendees: Mary Banfield, Henry Barmeier, Sarah Bavuso, Jim Bochlert, Jon Bradshaw, Amy Carmody, Jeffrey Domanski, Will Fisher, Danny Growald, Chad Klaus, Wesley Loo, Rebecca Nyquist, Ruthie Schwab, Mark Smith, Kelsey Stallings, Tetse Ukueberuwa, Treby Williams
1. Update - Sustainability Report for Board of Trustees and Presentation
Shana Weber updated the committee members on the Sustainability Report for the Board of Trustees. Shana then followed with a presentation regarding greenhouse gas reduction. Tom Nyquist answered questions and explained the graph, a comparison of legislative climate change targets, after the presentation. Also discussed was the use and costs of biodiesel. Mike McKay wanted to reinforce to the committee the University's commitment to sustainability as well as its aggressive goals for future building and the reduction of energy consumption in current buildings. Shana concluded the presentation.
2. Introduction of new Student Representatives to the PSC Committee
Kathy Hackett, PEI, introduced two new student representatives: Wesley Loo '10 (Princeton SURGE) and Aritetsoma K. Ukueberuwa GS (Co Chair Princeton SURGE).
3. Report on Princeton Farm to Fork Project
Katy Andersen, Kelsey Stallings and Henry Barmeier presented their Power Point presentation on the Princeton Farm to Fork Project.
Katy reported on the Farmers Market, her visit to Yale and the programs that are already in place. Other campuses have full time directors to manage the farmers market and garden projects. A discussion about where a director of this nature would be placed continued, with thoughts of this position being part of Dining Services or the Office of Sustainability. Placement of this director would be of concern to the committee. Mike McKay polled the committee as to whether or not they supported the creation of this position, if the position fit the goals and priorities and if there are resources for the position. The committee seemed in agreement to creation of such a position.
4. Compact Fluorescent Bulb Report
Connor Dieman-Yauman reported on the compact fluorescent bulb program.
5. U-Bike Program at Forbes
An overview of the U-Bike program was presented by Will Fisher and Jeff Domanski.
Other Item - Ruthie Schwab updated the committee on the Garden Project.
The committee meeting concluded.
The next meeting date is Tuesday, December 11, 2007.
Assistant to the Director