University Environment Committee Minutes

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Rawl Building, 3:30 pm


Presiding: Jill Twark


1. Due to lack of quorum, the minutes of the previous meeting were not reviewed for approval.


2. Hunt McKinnon discussed the Environmental Sustainability report for UNC-Tomorrow.

            -ECU is unlikely to have a sustainability coordinator for at least a year.

            -Chair Twark asked Hunt McKinnon to invite Ted Morris to the January committee


            -Hunt McKinnon will put together a report on what is going on relative to UNC-

            Tomorrow for the committee

            -Hunt McKinnon was asked by Chair Twark to ask at Faculty Senate about the

            replacement of  The Croatan by a Chili’s restaurant, to find out how this was


            -We also need to ask Bill Koch about progress on the Master Plan.

3. Announcements

            - The open meeting to discuss the future of the EC Scholars program will be in

             MSC 221 from 5 to 6:30 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 3.

            -The committee resolutions on campus Greenspace and Heritage Trees passed the

            Faculty Senate

            -The Committee on Committees passed the Environment Committee’s request for

            changes in the committee charge, with only minor revisions. This now goes

            to the Faculty Senate for ratification.

            -On Dec. 12 there will be a groundbreaking for the new Tar River Greenway.  Please

            attend if you can, since Greenville needs to know the citizens support green space.

 Meet at North Ash St. at the Tar River at noon


Next Meeting: January  22 , 2009


David Lawrence, acting secretary