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  1. Weekly Update - BFU celebration meeting, CBC visitis

    Associated Project(s): 

    All, Pretty slow over here as per usual for this time of year. On Thursday and Friday of last week we had a few CBC alums stop in so that was a welcomed surprise. Always nice to see former student staff.

    We’re on the radar and a regular contact for the UI claims office when they’ve got damaged bicycles. Diversifying our donation stream is always welcome—especially when it’s in-house here with the University.
    This week we’ve got a BFU celebration at 2p on Wednesday at F&S. I’ll notify staff to cover open hours while I attend that. I like our BFU silver status and cupcakes, too. Win-win! We’ll continue building bikes and culling parts this week. I’ll be getting the final count on staff availability for next week as it’s nearing finals. Our team will be leaner and meaner, as the expression goes, as we approach the holiday break.
    The numbers:

    Visitors: 57
    Sales: $231.50
    Memberships: 2 for $60
    Tires/tubes: 9 for $63

    Thanks!

    Jacob Benjamin
    Manager, Campus Bike Center

  2. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    This past week, I reviewed the Zero Waste SWATeam's responses to the iWG comments on the iCAP objectives that team is working on. I also contacted Morgan White to see if I should draft the SSC semester report for the fall semester or if that task will fall to the new Zero Waste Coordinator.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

     

  3. PWR018 iBUY Catalog Modification - Assessment Completed

    The iWG met on 10/21/2019 and started the PWR018 iBUY Catalogue Modification assessment. The assessment was completed on 12/10/2019. Below is the official iWG recommendation which was sent to Gloria Keeley on 12/11/2019.

    "We support this recommendation and suggest Gloria Keeley work directly with Aaron Finder to implement.  Please keep the Zero Waste SWATeam informed of progress, and let iWG know if you have any major questions."

    See attached for the completed assessment of the recommendation. 

    See the original PWR SWATeam recommendation - PWR018 iBUY Catalog Modification

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  4. DFA - Project reviews

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hello!
    A reminder that Design for America's second Project Review is this Sunday, December 8th.

    Presentations will be on Sunday, December 8th and go from 1:00 - 2:30pm. The location is Lincoln Hall, RM 1090.

    Please RSVP below to let us know you are attending!

    Again, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
    See you there!

     

    RSVP HERE

     

     
     
     
  5. Zero Waste SWATeam: Student Sustainability Coordinators

    Below is a summary of the idea for Student Sustainability Coordinators:

    Appointed Student volunteers will be responsible for promoting Sustainability and Zero Waste policies and practices within their assigned unit. Students would work with the Zero Waste Coordinator and unit Zero Waste Contacts (who are selected by the Zero Waste Coordinator) in order to achieve and implement their goals and project ideas. 

    To see more ideas, reference the attached document, providing a few more details. Note that this discussion is in its preliminary stages. 

  6. Weekly Update - Thanksgiving break, Fix-a-flat

    Associated Project(s): 

    All, Looking back to the week before Thanksgiving break, it was about average for this time of year. Not a whole lot to report. Still throwing stuff away as we see fit. Bikes are getting built. One of the student staff put in her resignation as she’s received an internship with iSEE. Always nice to see success for the students here!

    This week we’ll host our Fix-a-Flat class on Friday, Dec 6th at 11am here at the Bike Center. Likely to be poorly attended since it’s December. Otherwise, it’s more of the same: building bikes, cleaning shop, throwing stuff away.
    The numbers:


    Visitors: 66

    Sales: $231.50
    Memberships: 2 for $60
    Tires/tubes: 9 for $75

    Thanks!

    Jacob Benjamin
    Manager, Campus Bike Center

  7. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    This past week, I reviewed and provided comments on the Zero Waste SWATeam's objectives for the 2020 iCAP. I sent them to Morgan so that she can integrate any of them that are useful into the F&S feedback to iWG. I let Julija Sakutyte know that I sent the comments to Morgan instead of back to to Zero Waste SWATeam.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  8. Weekly Updates for Zero Waste

    Associated Project(s): 

    Hi Pete and Shawn--

    This past week, I

    • Reviewed iWG Feedback Summary.
    • Heard from the Office Depot representative. We are finding a time to discuss toner cartridge recycling on campus.
    • Started writing my comments on the Zero Waste Objectives Review document that Julija Sakutyte distributed to the Zero Waste SWATeam.

    Best regards,

    Marya Ryan

  9. David and Sarthak's meeting notes from November 20

    David and I met on November 20, 2019 for our first meeting following his Biogas on Campus email on November 13th. David received an email from Doug Wolters from the College of ACES, and Doug said that he will discuss this project with his Dean. David had not heard from anyone else.

    We discussed how to proceed with this project. I will try to get in touch with Lance Schideman to get his opinion on this subject. I introduced David to the SWATeam Clerk of the Transportation and Zero Waste SWATeam, Julija Sakutyte. I will talk to the Transportation SWATeam about a possible collaboration opportunity with the Energy SWATeam and Zero Waste SWATeam. David will also talk to the Energy SWATeam about this possible collaboration.

    I have set up a biweekly meeting with David, and a monthly meeting with Meredith Moore for this project.

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