v. The Center for Sustainable Living is interested in donating money for L4L again, but not
until next year.
a. Thompson asks if any immediate action needs to be taken to secure money for
L4L signs; Jung replies it is not urgent now due to the potential grants being
pursued with Sassafrass, Archer, CSL, and EC funds, but will need to attain
more funds before Master Gardener Show held in April.
5. Albright asks about plans for focused events at the winter market; Jung says yes and notes that the
mason bee brochure made by Hathaway will be a valuable contribution to the natural landscaping
vi. Hathaway asks for revisions of brochure; conversation continues over details and
revisions of the brochure.
a. Jung motions to approve the mason bee brochure with suggestions, Julian
seconds, the motion passes unanimously.
C. BEQI Committee (10 min: Carissa, Carrie, Meg)
(Time Mark 8:08 pm)
1. Hathaway says the report is all live online.
i. She has been updating numbers in the transportation section of BEQI to make them
a. It is a small section, with not much text, that is out of date.
b. She has contacted two bus companies relevant to that data.
D. Eco Hero Award Committee (10 min: Carrie, Kriste, Emily)
(Time Mark 8:09 pm)
1. Kasnak and Albright met to exchange materials from last year, including a donation request letter
for businesses and a notification letter for teachers.
i. Thompson is working to secure a date for the ceremony, tentative on the Mayor’s
a. Hoping for April 24
since it is the Wednesday after Earth Day and we want to
keep it as close to Earth Day as possible, but if the Mayor is unavailable then
aiming for April 17
ii. Also developing a theme for the event and have included Phaedra and Beth in this
2. Kasnak will begin contacting businesses and teachers once a date has been finalized.
iii. Businesses will be contacted for donations and sponsorship opportunities.
3. Albright notes the importance of a clear timeline for when entries need to be picked up and the
details that must been on each entry, such as student name and contact information.
4. The ceremony will again be held in the City Hall atrium.
iv. Discussion ensues about how to best host the ceremony in the atrium.
E. Martin Luther King Day activities (5 min: Diane)
1. A small group consisting of EC members Kriste Lindberg and Diane Jung, Jackson Creek Middle
School teacher, Sarah Steffey McQueen, and Center for Sustainability Board Member, Gail Hale
met a few times and a proposal was submitted.
i. The EC partner is with the Center for Sustainable Living, specifically Gail Hale.
2. The planned activity will be two workshops on January 21
, led by MCCSC teacher Sarah Steffey
McQueen, focusing on the concept and creation of mandalas and Gail Hale focusing on the use of
natural and discarded materials.
ii. The workshop will be from 1 pm-2 pm and 3 pm-4 pm.
iii. Gail will be collecting materials as will students from Sarah’s MCCSC class.
iv. The workshops will be held in the atrium and funding has been requested to offer
refreshments at the workshop.
3. Workshops will be offered to anyone 10 years of age and beyond. Participants can use the
provided materials at the workshop to create their mandala on a provided poster board.
v. After each mandala is created, professional quality photos will be taken of each to then
produce prints for an exhibit somewhere during the 40 Days of Peace.