January 17, 2018
Attendance: Andrei Huang, Valeri Caron, Pam Polloni, Ann Devenish, Sara Fuller and Stephanie Madsen
#1 WSS Events: We discussed the following scheduled events:
- Lunch + Learn – LED Light Technology – with Kelly Cota of Wicked Watts
Wednesday Jan. 24th at Noon, Carriage House (about 10 people attended)
- Meet Your Match – Networking + Carpooling opportunities with MBL, NOAA, SEA, USGS + WHOI. Wednesday, Feb 14that Noon, Meigs Room in Swope Building (MBL). Light snacks and coffee provided!
- Please Sign up! Food quantity is based on how many people sign up. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woods-hole-meet-your-match-tickets-41706497256
- Please sign up for Meet Your Match – each sign up = $7.00 in snack $
- Post flyers (ALL)
- Ask Joanne Tromp to post the event to all whoi employees the morning of the Meet Your Match (SM)
- Include WHSTEP in future events if possible – Sara Fuller can facilitate (SF)
#2 Sustainable Communities Conference – It’s in Plymouth this year and fee is inexpensive ($32.49)
- Let Stephanie know if you are interested in attending
#3 VBike update - Ye Yao, of VBikes, is scheduled to give presentation at the Feb 13th EDIC meeting (8:30am). Falmouth Town Hall in the Selectmen Room. Presentation has been confirmed with EDIC and Ye.
EVENT: Feb 13 at 8:30 at Falmouth Town Hall in Selectmans’ Room
#4 Nitrile Glove Recycling Program – We shipped 255 lbs of nitrile gloves to Right Cycle Program (Kimberly Clark). It’s great to see so many labs recycling non-contaminated gloves! Thanks to Steve Senior’s team for facilitating the program at WHOI!
#5 LED lighting update- saving lots of energy and money with continued LED light installations!
- The following buildings have been updated with LED lights as of Feb 1, 2018: Clark Lab, Clark Parking Lot, Geosecs, Marine Ops, Fye
- Wicked Watts doing audits on additional Whoi buildings
#6 Solar update –
- Installation on Fye + McLean Roof is happening in February 2018! Work has begun!
- Off-site Solar projects are up and running! We see a credit on our utility bills.
- Take Photographs + Drone footage of solar installation (SM +KK)
#7 Recycling #5 plastics (yogurt cups etc) –There is no pick up service on Cape Cod associated with this program so we encourage individuals to collect #5 plastics and bring to WholeFoods stores.
#8 New Business –
Coffee composting- Grounds To Grow On. Although we don’t endorse use of K-cups because of the waste they generate, we would like to encourage Departments to compost the cups/grounds after use. https://www.groundstogrowon.com/keurig/home.html
We’ll have STF members pilot the program and offer feedback at next meeting. Cost is $10/recycling-compost box.
- I ordered a pack of boxes (includes 5 with prepaid shipping label)- done (SM)
- Who would like to be part of the Pilot program?