December 9, 2004
Butler/Wu, Private Dining Room
Committee Attendees: Michael McKay, Chair; Janet Gruschow, Cathy Kunkel, Tom Nyquist , Stu Orefice, Barclay Satterfield, Don Weston, David Wilcove
Committee Members Absent: Andy Dobson, Dana Graef , Joe G. Conley, Robin Izzo, Emmanuel Kreike, Leila Shabender
Other Attendees: Jon Baer, Mary Banfield, Mark Burstein, Steve Elwood,
Robert Ortego, Lisa Ridolfi, Stephanie Tatham, Steve Virostko
Guests: Greater Mercer Transportation Management Authority Representatives
Sandra Brilheart, Executive Director
Adele Clark, Administrator Ride Match Program
Michael McKay welcomed everyone to the meeting. Michael thanked Stu Orefice and the Dining Services staff for the excellent lunch they prepared. Introductions were made.
The following items were discussed:
Stephanie Tatham ’04 briefly summarized the report she presented at the November 11th PEOC meeting. Stephanie introduced Sandra Brilheart, Executive Director, and Adele Clark, Administrator Ride Match Program, from the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Authority to discuss transportation options for the University.
Ride Pro and TransitCheck Programs, carpooling and vanpooling to work were discussed. The Greater Mercer TMA provides a free, up to date computerized matching service for commuters who are registered and work in Mercer County, and other counties as well. Commuters form their own car pools. If a commuter is registered in one of the Greater Mercer TMA programs, and has to leave work early or late due to an emergency, they are guaranteed a free ride home. Confidentiality, liability, incentive programs and benefits were also discussed.
More information about the services provided by the Greater Mercer TMA can
be found on their web site: http://www.gmtma.org/
The link to the site will be posted on the PEOC website.
Jon Baer reported ten candidates have been identified for the Eco Rep positions on campus. Jon stated the representatives will meet with College Administrators and Masters to explain their job/positions.
The Eco-Reps will conduct waste audits to determine how trash is put out,
how often recycling is contaminated with waste, identify areas that need recycling
bins or where bins are poorly marked, notify students to turn off lights, computers,
and heat prior to winter/spring break. Ways to reduce energy and water consumption
will also be identified. Tom Nyquist agreed to have an energy consumption discussion
with the group.
- Lisa Ridolfi, Purchasing, reported she met with Ricoh representatives regarding their position with the 100% recycled paper. Samples have been sent to Ricoh for testing. Lisa stated the computer cluster areas are working well and have not reported any problems with the 100% recycled paper. Lisa reported approximately 73% of all departments on campus are compliant with the University policy regarding the use of 100% recycled paper.
- Resumes for the student intern position are being reviewed by Janet Gruschow, Stu Orefice, and Don Weston. The student will work on a variety of issues, including energy, solid waster reduction, and recycling.
- The next PEOC meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 9th, 12 noon, Butler College.