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August 16, 2017

Attendance:  Pam Polloni, Holly Wilson, Dan Lopes, Jeane Hand, Ron Reif, Stephanie Madsen

#1  Power Down Poster – With 2 weeks left in August, it’s so important to encourage co-workers to power down during the hottest summer days!

  • Large posters on easels have been place in our largest buildings,
  • Smaller signs posted on bulletin boards (were sent to all Admin-Pros)
  • in Headlines


  • Be ready to notify all WHOI employees if a Demand Event occurs (our performance during that afternoon becomes our ‘Tag,’ and we are charged for that peak kw Tag for the rest of the year (DD + SM).
  • If a Tag Event occurs, please ask people in your building to Power Down the rest of the afternoon! (All)

#2 Solar Update-

  • We discussed the success of the Solar Fair event, and hope to offer this annually.
  • Our Whoi solar contract (142 kw) is with our legal team for review.

#3   Alternative Vehicles – Our objective is tofind electric or hybrid alternative vans + trucks for Whoi’s fleet within the $50k or less category


  • Contact Whoi’s Procurment team to research consortium purchasing of EVs for our fleet (SM)
  • Develop team to pursue rebates (Seb, Pam + Steph)

#4 WSS – WHOI Social Sustainability:  Lots of exciting social events taking place!

  • Outdoor Movie Night – Colin + team of people planning it-Date Thursday in August 24 + 31st(need helpers)
    • Screen on the Green movie events! They are FREE, family-friendly, and we will have fresh popcorn! The only thing you need to bring is your own beach chair or blanket, snacks (or a full picnic), and something to drink (and maybe some insect repellent)!
      • Thursday, August 24
      Movie: The Princess Bride (an 80’s classic throwback)
      Time: Dusk (6:30 p.m. for a 7:00-ish p.m. start)
      Location: Fenno Lawn
      • Thursday, August 31
      Movie: Ratatouille (a funny, light-hearted, animated classic)
      Time: Dusk (6:30 p.m. for a 7:00-ish p.m. start)
      Location: Fenno Lawn
      Contact: Colin Reed,


  • Pam Polloni offering another Quissett Campus botany walk- schedule for early Sept (PP+SM)
  • Organizing evening social ferry ride with the Steamship Authority...and possible fall cleanup (SB+SM)
  • Paws + Pints Dog social event – tbd
  • Vegan potluck? (SB + SM)

 #5  Bike Storage Update – Big successes for WHOI’s Bike Program!

  • Awarded Bike Friendly Business Silver Status by League of American Bicyclers
  • Officially launched covered bike storage units in 3 locations- Swift Barn, Carriage House Basement, + Green Container!
  • Ken updated our Bike Website:
  • Bike racks installed next to Redfield for town + Whoi use
  • Contact if you plan to use it – I’ll give you the combo
  • STF Members suggested the need for Bike Storage Guidelines, which resulted in the following:


  • Write up Guidelines (SM +KK – done)

Bike Storage Information and Guidelines

  • This unit is intended for daily use, not long-term storage.
  • Space will be available on a first-come-first-served basis each day, with priority given to commuters.
  • WHOI is not responsible for lost or stolen items, please lock your bike to the rack and secure or remove all valuables.
  • Please label your bike with your name/email so we can find you if necessary.
  • Please help keep the unit tidy and safe—contact if you notice any problems.
  • There are three storage units at WHOI: the Green Bike Van behind Clark South, Carriage House Basement and Swift Barn.
  • Post Guidelines in each of the 3 Storage Units (SM)

#6  New Business