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December 17, 2014

STF Meeting Minutes

December 17, 2015
Bigelow 217

In attendance: Dave Derosier, Stephanie Madsen, , Dina Pandya, Valerie Caron, , Allessandro Bocconcelli, Mollie McDowell, Dan Lopes

  1. We secured STF Guest Speakers for 2015:
  2. EV charging station discussion. We reviewed pros + cons of vender offerings and decided SemaConnect’s deal was best. Next step= Dave will discuss with Jeffrey Fernandez CFO
    • ChargePoint -John Gilbrook,
    • SemaConnect Don MacNeil
  3. Building Ambassador Pilot Program Discussion
    • We formed a subcommittee (Dave, Ron, Allesandro, Jonathan + Stephanie) and met to discuss objectives, strategies and timeline (I will forward outcome documents to you if you are interested…email request to
  4. Bikes- work with Woods Hole Association about pooling resources for additional bike racks in Woods Hole
  5. We briefly addressed the list of suggestions below, and decided to revisit the list during the next STF meeting (we ran out of time)
    • - carpooling: connect people from same town that commute to WHOI/USGS/MBL and are interested to carpool (could use HR database, or simply through word of mouth, e.g. I know about 10 people from Sandwich and could email them and ask if they want to carpool)
    • - signs in bathrooms, labs, near sinks to reduce paper consumption
    • - paper towels alternatives in bathrooms (air blowers, cloth towels) Dyson Dryers
      • We need to research alternatives to paper- Steph doing research
    • - webpage with repair requests (easy access may promote quick notifications of repairs like faulty faucets)
    •  minimal landscaping practices (keep some tall weeds that produce shades for lower plants, retain soil moisture)
    • do business with local vendors (Mashpee coffee, Kenmark office systems also in Mashpee, etc) to promote local economy and reduce long supply chains
    • webpage for Sustainability Comm with suggestions box/comments
    • stockroom supplies for green products (lights with motion detector, LED, green stips…)
    • reduce plastic bags in individuals trashes in offices (maybe no bags at all; and have a central trash for several offices for items that are smelly/wet like food stuff)