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Stony Brook University, University Senate
University Environment Committee
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
VP Conference Room Rm 221 Bldg. 20: 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Attended: Dawn Pappas, Paul Siegel, Ann Gleason, Nicholas Koridis,

Guest: N/A
Introductions: Paul Siegel.
Motion to Approve the minutes: Deferred

  1. New business:

Goals for the 2015-2016 academic year. More involvement and pro-active action on pedestrian safety. Informative posters have been put up, but someone keeps taking them down and lack of consistency in the message. Paul suggests that our committee have a representative on the Hospital’s have a separate Environmental committee.

  1. Campus field trips and/or speakers

Have a walk through of areas of concern on campus, Green House, Power Plant, Recycling, Emergency Management.

  1. Re-energize previous initiatives:

Lake Briana. Ask John Robinson if he would like re-activate the Lake Briana initiative.

  1. General news

Self contained hydroponic garden being run by students seems to be a wonderful idea. Poll the membership come this September.

  1. New topics to consider

Traffic safety issues still a major concern. Bike paths being blocked by landscaping contractors.

  1. New members:

Paul has spoken with prospective departments on securing more involvement from those areas where we have open positions. Do we appoint or have an election.
Liaisons, subcommittees, Hospital, FASPP, Campus Rec Center, Landscaping. Open for ideas!

  1. Old Business:

    Revisit the appointment of the new VP for facilities.
  2. Summer Meetings:

    They were not very well attended if at all, we will revisit the subject later on in the year.

Motion to adjourn: Dawn Pappas, Ann Gleason seconds

Meeting adjourned at: 11:30 PM

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