Attendees: Dylan Ackerman,Lisa Leisinger, Kim Jackson, Leila Shahbender, Jon Baer, Tom Nyquist, Dan Casey, Mike McKay, Tom Kreutz, Elie Bou-Zeid, Shana Weber, Holly Welles, Roger Demareski, Kathy Hackett, Olivia Howard, Kristi Wiedemann, Judy Schedneck
I. Welcome & Introductions
Shana welcomed everyone to our first meeting of the semester.
II. Intro to Frist Sustainability exhibit space/kiosk
- The installation of the exhibit and kiosk space in Frist is complete.
- The naming of the kiosk contest has begun. At a screen at the kiosk you can choose which name you like or add your own suggestion. We are using www.allourideas.org , an idea gathering site.
- There is an approval process for choosing the best name. The winning name will be displayed in living moss over the kiosk. Since this process will take approximately two months, we will first have a printed version. Once it is complete, we will have a naming event unveiling the name in living moss and thanking the many departments who helped make this possible.
- PEI is our first guest curator presenting a water theme. The next theme will be energy. At the kiosk we will have a demo table and plan to have faculty, students and staff exhibitors there on a regular basis during peak hours.
III. Overview of the Sustainability Plan review process
- We are finalizing the assessment reports of the Sustainability Plan with the working groups. We will deliver an internal report to an external review panel in December and then present outcomes to the Trustees in January. This process will help us to refine the vision for sustainability at Princeton and gather feedback on gaps and opportunities.
- Roger Demareski listed names of panel
IV. Presentation of overarching self-assessment questions
- Presented slides and asked for feedback for the goals
- How do we use sustainability to make decisions at Princeton?
- There is a disconnect with students. We can capture students already interested but what about the rest?
- Kiosk will link student body with what’s happening with sustainability on campus.
- How can we measure if there has been a culture shift? By using surveys?
- Sustainability needs to become a part of the university on a much bigger level.
- It was suggested to change questions to statements. Goals lead to programs for the university to grow and expand.
- Our job is to create future leaders. We must have impact on students.
- Original Sustainability Plan very broad framework. We have made strides but what direction from here?
- Need overarching statements.
- Goal driven or operation driven or something else?
Next meeting: November 14, 2012