Campus Committee for Sustainability and Climate Neutrality

CCSCN Meeting
February 10, 2012
Johnson Hall of Science Rm 309

Present: Kathleen Buckley, Nick DeFilippis, Ben Dixon, Louise Gava, Matthias Nevins, Jon Rosales, Dan Seaman, Cathy Shrady and Rick Scott

SLUBAYMAX (web version of SLUBAY)- Eric Williams-Bergen

  • Maybe this committee might want to oversee keeping this site a vital community resource. Gave us an overview of this site
  • Would need to develop terms of use and need someone to shepherd some control of SLUBAY
  • It gets people thinking about how we live as a community. We could potentially build a suite of community resources. It could include services as well a ride pod might be another possibility

Thoughts from the committee:
Jon - could we track greenhouse gases?
Eric - certainly we could would the ride board and perhaps with reusing items
Nick - and it will decrease the amount of trash and keeps items local and we save shipping

The question for our committee:  Would we be willing to help guide the development of the terms of use policy and assist in introducing this to the community?

  • This is a next step as a digital community-building tool
  • Faculty council is excited about this as well
  • We could have a group test the platform before releasing it campus wide

The role of students: the question is whether it needs to be a segregated version given the potential interactions of faculty/staff and students

  • But the students could adapt this for student use
  • There are financial/liability issues when you cross lines
  • Connect it with the Barn Thrift Shop
  • Could use it to advertise the sustainability "tip of the day" on the site
  • Eric would like to have students involved in transferring to the student arena
  • Matthias seemed interested and would be willing to sit in on the meeting with Lisa Cania

Jon- Could we make some estimates of carbon reduction and include this in our calculations?
Eric - We could run contests - join our ride board and use it for a month and be eligible for a drawing help encourage alternatives to single person vehicle use
Jon - Perhaps add a question like - would you have taken this trip if it weren't for the ride pod (so you have a baseline and the trip isn't counted as savings if it was an extra trip)

Facilities Master Plan- Dan Seaman

  • 20 people invited to be part of the advisory committee for the facilities master plan
  • 2 hour meeting just recently; introduced the project planning team, goals, priorities and expectations and talked about how the climate action plan factored into the master plan
  • Will address the Alumni council tomorrow as well
  • Handed out the questions posed to the advisory committee, department chairs and VPs and handed out the Scope of Services related to the Master Plan
  • Matthias - some Thelmo members are interested in energy efficiency issues and the new Thelmo Environmental Conservation Chair, Andrew Skaggs, will meet with Louise next week

ADD Andrew to the email list for this committee

Jon- How to involve this committee in the discussion of the Master Plan?  Homework, handed out the first work plan that was developed as a means of discussing whether there is anything in the plan that we want to suggest to the Master Planning team - read for our next meeting

New York Negawatt Challenge- Louise Gava

  • The Dashboard 2.0 just launched and is still loading slow
  • The campaign to win the competition is moving forward on many fronts

e.g. "Do it in the dark" shirts
Skit at the Colgate hockey game on Friday the 17th


Next Meeting:  February 24, 2012    SC 336
Dan, Rick and Ben will be unable to attend
Aileen O'Donoghue will present at our next meeting