University Environment Committee Minutes
Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Room 142 Rawl Annex, 3:30 pm
Presiding: Jill Twark
Regular members in attendance:† A. Gross-McMillan, J. Twark, M. Montgomery, D. Lawrence, H. McKinnon, F. Deters
members in attendance: J. Gill,
Guests: Pat Long, Alex Naar
1. Review and Approval of Minutes from September 25 meeting.
The minutes were unanimously approved by a voice vote.
2. Presentation on the Center for Sustainable Tourism (Long, Naar)
for Sustainable Tourism serves all of the state, not just eastern NC.† It holds events on campus, identifies
research opportunities, performs student outreach, and serves as a resource for
tourism-related businesses in
Visit www.sustainabletourism.org to learn more.† Faculty interesting in participating in the work of the center should contact Dr. Long.
3. Discussion of whether to invite Bill Bagnell to our next meeting to discuss ECU energy policies.
It was decided to wait until next semester, when Bagnell can also talk about the master plan.
4. Report on revisions to ECU Environment Committee charge, which were submitted to the Committee on Committees for approval at their October 21st meeting. (Rigsby)
The meeting was long and the committee did not consider the proposed changes to the Environment Committee charge.
5. Discussion of Resolution, including Campus Green Space Report and
Heritage Tree Report to be submitted to
††††††††††† a. Wording of Resolution
UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
Resolution on Green Spaces and Heritage Trees
Whereas, † green spaces and heritage trees constitute sensitive environmental areas
on campus which need to be protected to preserve the
aesthetics and sustainability of the campus, and
Whereas, † faculty expect the campus to grow, and desire that this growth be
accomplished while preserving the beauty of the landscape.
Therefore Be It Resolved, that these and future green space and heritage tree protection and preservation recommendations be taken into consideration in future master plans and in the design of all new buildings and parking lots.
Be It Further Resolved, that all planned use of green space areas (i.e., any outdoor events like Barefoot on the Mall, dinner receptions, or music concerts) be coordinated through ECUís Grounds Department to protect and preserve the existing flora and fauna.
Action taken: Resolution unanimously approved by a voice vote.
††††††††††† b. Green Space Report
Action taken: Resolution unanimously approved by voice vote.
††††††††††† c. Report on Heritage Trees
Action taken: Report unanimously approved by voice vote.
6. Report on the status of the green
space at the corner of
Blvd., based on information solicited from Nick Floyd, Associate Athletics Director (Koch)
Floyd will attend the next UEC meeting.
There was a motion to adjourn and the meeting was adjourned at 4:50pm.
Next meeting: 11/20, 3:30pm
Agenda: presentation by Nick Floyd, Athletics