University Environment Committee
Friday October 7, 2011 9:30am

Administration Building - VP Conference Room 2nd Floor
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Attending: John Robinson, Chair; Paul Siegel, Vice-Chair; Nick Koridis, Recording Secretary: Gilbert Hanson, John Murray, and John Sparano
Excused: Robert Aller, Paula Di Pasquale-Alverez, Eric Lamberg, Anne Doherty, Darren Chase, Teri Tiso, John Shandra, Matt Aiello-Lammens, and Gary Mar.
Staff: Amy Provenzano
Meeting called to order by: John Robinson 9:35 AM

Introductions – John Robinson passed around the agenda and Nick passed around the sign-in sheet.

Review of the Minutes – Not enough voting members to approve March, April and July’s meeting minutes. Final edits have been received and will be distributed for next month’s meeting.

Update Campus News – Amy Provenzano

SUNY Campus Showcase was held on 10-5-11 at the Wang Center. Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher  Stony Brook University, Farmingdale College, Old Westbury, Empire State College, Suffolk Community College and Nassau Community College.
    1.  Many programs on display with several campus presidents including chancellor there.
    2. 2nd round bike share program developed over the summer. Great feedback and some items to work on are locks. Changes to program one bike one lock. Students submit form and students are picked by lottery.
    3. Getting popular and partnered with freewheel and work on maintenance. Tuesday and Thursday nights they are open.
    4. Fall semester 160 request and summer ~80 requests for bikes.
    5. Paul Siegel - Ashley Schiff after 40 yrs has now by laws.
    6. Setting up meeting, working on master plan.

Other Business

  1. John Robinson spoke about the update on wild native flowers with a couple test plots.
  2. Matt spoke about native plants at a site near Life sciences adjacent to the pay lot.
    1. John discussed committee membership and future positions that may become available. Seeking a new chair... Suggestions John Murray may be willing to chair.

Meeting adjourned 10:55am

The next meeting is scheduled in the VP Administration Conference Room on the second floor on Friday, date TBD