You are here
Projects Updates for Topic: SSC
- Associated Project(s):
During the summer of 2011, the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) Chair, Suhail Barot, and the F&S Sustainability Coordinator, Morgan Johnston, worked with the Utilities and Energy Services Division of F&S to develop an energy conservation fund. Discussions included topics such as:
- source of initial funds
- qualification requirements for projects
- selection process for funding
- resources needed to manage the fund and process
One comment made by the Director of Utilities and Energy Services, Kent Reifsteck, was that this is a "fund for departments to access to allow them to implement energy conservation measures in order to take advantage of the Energy Incentive Program." The incentive program was next step#2 from the Utilities Stewarding Excellence report.
SSC confirmed funding of $15,000 for composting feasibility study 5/9/11. Study approved 5/12/11 by Chancellor’s Capital Review Committee (CCRC) with Fall 2011 completion target. Proposal requested from Retainer A/E Foth Engineering, which was also the A/E on the previous composting project before it was cancelled.
- Associated Project(s):
In Fall 2010, The Bike Project requested $7,500 in funding from SSC for 50% of a half-time shop manager. The SSC approved this request.
Meeting with SSC and F&S to confirm details of composting feasibility study scope. Kevin, Matt, and Morgan worked on completing the project request form. Kevin, Carl, and Tracy worked on detailing the transportation charges budget. Kevin also met with Dawn Aubrey about the food waste supply.
Series of emails from Kevin Wolz with various F&S staff. Tracy was involved in discussions with Kevin about the waste container and truck options. Ryan Welch was involved in discussions with Kevin about the possibilities of using the Grounds landscape compost site and equipment.
Kevin Wolz met with Carl Wegel & Tracy Osby to discuss compost pick-up & transportation
SSC minutes from 10/8/10 include this update:
- Met with Ryan Welch
- Completely on board
- Right now all they have is woodchips and leaves
- Used for mulch, and tons of excess
- Met with Joe Kunkel from vet med
- Director of facilities
- On board with anything
- Animal science is the hold up, but right now it is composting
Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) includes composting on list for proposed funding. Kevin Wolz assigned as SSC Intern “working at feasibility of composting.”