Sheryl Swingley, the COTE representative for Ball State's College of Communication, Information and Media, provided an update on COTE's new communications plan.


Action Items



–More than 2,400 people attended the Fourth Annual Living Lightly Fair Sept. 18. Attendance was up more than 200 people from 2009.


­–Graduate student Meagan Tuttle shared her undergraduate honors thesis, which was a guide to help Ball State students go green.  See .


–COTE Digest, which includes all reports made during the 2009-2010 academic year, is now available. A copy of the digest can be downloaded from



–Stacy Wheeler is Ball State's new sustainability specialist in the office of Kevin Kenyon, associate vice president for facilities planning and management at Ball State.


–James Eflin, chairman of Ball State's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, and a resource person for COTE, shared a good resource for sustainability information – Earth Portal: .


–Gwen White, the COTE representative for Ball State's Miller College of Business, shared information on a bike program called BIXI.



­–A presentation on wind power will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in TC 102 at Ball State. The presentation is sponsored by Ball State's new Academy for Sustainability Knowledge Group and COTE. The community, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this presentation.


The next COTE meeting is Monday, Nov. 1.




The Council on the Environment provides support for sustainability initiates at Ball State University and the surrounding community. COTE also provides a forum for the exchange of information pertaining to sustainability – the interweaving of social, economic and environmental issues, strives to increase awareness of the sustainability implications of university and community operations, facilitates communication and education about sustainability issues, and celebrates university and community sustainability achievements.