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July 17, 2019

Attendance: Maureen Auro, Mai Maheigan, Faith Duffy, Sebastien Bigorre, Stephanie Madsen 

#1  Activities Fairs were held Thursday, July 11 from 11-1 in Clark 507 and Thursday, July 18- Discovery Center from 4:00-6:00pm

The goal of the Activities Fair is to encourage a sense of community pride and cohesiveness by providing a showcase of current activities and resources that contribute to a positive environment at WHOI for the broad spectrum of WHOI’s culture.  Whether it’s committee or advisory work, a task force, or a group focused on artistic expression, social justice, environmental concern, or mind-body-spiritual fitness, the activity fair will help WHOI employees connect to your groups to enable a stronger WHOI culture.


  • Help advertise the events (All) 

#2   WSS Events Reflections and discussion of upcoming and new events

  • Lawn Games – Friday, July 12 from 5-7pm Village Lawn above Garden Plots
  • Music on the Hillside (across from Pie n Sky)- Thursday, Aug 8 5-7pm. The Rowan Brothers will be playing live music. Bring a picnic and invite friends. It is open to the Community as well.
  • Water kiosk ribbon cutting – Waterfront Park (date TBD)
  • Partnership suggested with Jeff Kaeli (orienteering) and outside WHOI people – ex. Christin Marshall
  • Spring Bike Ride- on a Friday – need to pick one
  • Movies on Lawn? People are interested in bringing this back
  • Yoga on the Beach – Wednesdays at Chappy (past Bowerman’s Beach) in West Falmouth at 6:30pm

Action: For Music on the Lawn Event

  • Create flyers and posters to advertise the Music on the Lawn Event (done-HH + SM)
  • Recruit volunteer team- so far we have Al Gagnon, Bethany Blackburn, Faith Duffy. Please let me know if you can help out the night of Aug 8 4:30-7:30pm. 

#3   Garden Plot behind Challenger – The Sustainability Task Force was offered Garden Plot #3 in the Village Garden, and  Sebastien Bigorre will be the garden leader so please email him and sign the waiver.


  • Generate watering schedule (done- SB)
  • Help weed garden (All) 

#4 Sustainability Tours – on Friday, Aug 9 from 11-3 we’ll be hosting a Sustainability Tour at WHOI for 20-30 members of Northshore Technology Council ReVision, our solar providers facilitated the connection.

I’d love for STF members to help out if possible.


  • Recruit helpers – Faith + Seb agreed to help (confirm with Steph)

#5 Single-use Plastics at WHOI 2020. Another initiative to eradicate single-use plastics even more at WHOI

Letter for all employees coming your way soon.


  • Present letter to Staff Council then all WHOI employees (CR)
  • Help Services at WHOI meet the goals (Steve + Denise have been amazing in transitioning!)
  • Research alternatives to plastic juices (SM)

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