June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 10AM
Meeting Location: East Campus 8-101
1) 10 am: Call the meeting to order
2) 10 – 10:15 am (15 mins): Rae
a. College sustainability strategies spreadsheet (note SAP is not signed off on)
b. Chevy overview
c. Student development funding proposals (3): Green Leaders Retreat;
conference travel; intercampus shuttle
d. New Student Experience class – co-curricular sustainability opportunity
e. Student leader training
f. West campus student coordinator meeting regarding lake benches and fitness
path around lake
g. Student engagement in the classroom
h. Mission statement? “The committee's charge is to research and investigate
potential processes and define a series of sustainable and energy savings
measures that support Valencia's mission and can benefit the College in on-going
operations, renovations and new construction”.
i. Next meeting July 18th – which campus next?
3) 10:15 – 10:25 am (10 mins): Andy
a. Erosion control and fencing around the lake
4) 10:25 – 10:30 am (5 minutes): Patti
a. PT new hire Brandon
5) 10:30 – 10:40 (10 mins): Larry
a. bat box beautification; exotics; campus debris/litter; healthy wildlife
sightings; uncut shore margins
6) 10:40 – 11 am (20 mins): Campus sustainability presentation (10 mins) and tour (as
long as people would like to walk the campus) by Clarence Canada
7) Adjorn
11 – 11:30 am: Transportation Task Force Meeting
April 18, 2014 10AM
Meeting Location: AHS-218
Members Present: Resham Shirsat Andy Ray, Deb Hall, Jerry Reed, Larry Rosen, and Patti Riva
 Need a new mission statement. Words/concepts that should be included: community,
students, recycling, transportation/multi-modal, social justice, curriculum, food. Connect
to college mission and values. Members to continue to email Rae buzz words and other
mission statements.
 Approval to rotate campuses for meetings. Rae will work with Jerry for remote access
 August meeting will be a conference call.
 Transportation Task Force meetings will begin again next meeting.
 All members to attract student through their classes or daily job functions
 Although the committee will continue to be a place to discuss new ideas and initiatives,
the general purpose of committee should be to implement the Climate Action Plan (CAP),
Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), and to fill in the gaps of our Sustainability Tracking and
Reporting System (STARS) report so we can bring ourselves up to a Gold rating.
 Should focus on quality not quantity of sustainability projects. First concentrate on making
the butterfly garden beautiful.
 All issues should be emailed to Rae to add to the agenda to improve time management
and efficiency.
 Our strategy is to remain out ahead of issues by engaging and shaping the persons and
systems causing the issues for sustainability implementation (example: PACU coating on
parking lots). Rae will begin using 5 minutes of each facilities meeting to discuss
sustainability topics.
 Need better integration into more areas such as service learning, SGA, international
curriculum, etc.
 Provide stakeholders with vision well ahead of time through pictures, designs, articles,
videos, and conversations to gain support and understanding.
 Email campus specific Green Apple Day of Service (in September) ideas to Rae.
 Energy Education program has saved 1.3M this year