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Attended: Jess Gerrior, John Harris, Catherine Koning
Question for Administration: What is Administration's vision for the Sustainability Center, and the Center's role within the institution?
Purpose of strategic plan is internal, to identify priorities, for using time wisely, keeping stakeholders focused, and meeting institutional needs; a list of purposeful, meaningful action steps
Goals for this strategic plan:
strike a balance between general and specific goals
provide measurable benchmarks and a process/goal for assessment
complete by the end of spring semester
John & Catherine will co-lead strategic planning around academics
Doug & Bob will lead on non-academic areas (facilities, purchasing, recycling, energy, etc).
Jess, together with committee, will lay out a framework containing mission, major goals, steps already achieved, and suggested future steps.
Sustainability Council members and community members will form 3 strategic sub-groups: academic, co-curricular (Student Affairs, Facilities, etc.), and community
Suggested community partners include MDS, Sodexo, Lake Association, Town Gown committee, PSNH, Conservation Commission, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Cheshire Co. Conservation Dist., Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
after meeting in sub-groups, committee members will conduct strategic planning at a retreat (date TBD). John has a grant application for funds specifically for strategic planning; do we want to pursue?