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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research Spotlight

Stress Nexus of Coastlines
Forecasting Private and Public Development - Upper Texas Gulf Coast
Examining the connections between coastal geomorphology, private and public development, infrastructure flooding vulnerability, and transportation reliability modeling Read more »

Welcome

The Shell Center creates an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the quality of life including environmental resources.  It supports the efforts of Rice University's faculty, staff and students to better our planet's economy, society and environment.

 About Us 

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The Center was launched in early 2003, with funding from the Shell Oil Foundation and subsequent funding from the Shell Oil Company.
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 Research 

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The Center supports faculty research on critical matters such as understanding ozone formation; the impact of invasive species on biodiversity.
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 Outreach 

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Externally we work with a wide range of entities including government, industry, academia, healthcare and non-profits.
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 Education 

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We foster awareness of sustainability issues among our students by providing unusual opportunities to learn about how diverse elements of society may contribute to the sustainability of our planet.
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News


April 17, 2014  -  RURS SCS Sustainable Development Award Winners

March 19, 2014  -  REGISTER TODAY: Quality of Life Atlas, Symposium & Mixer

March 10, 2014  -  Houston must improve education levels to support growing economy.

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 Just Released: The Quality of Life Atlas 

The Shell Center for Sustainability has released its new report on Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas. This report presents a widespread look at 24 social, economic and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Super Neighborhoods. Read more

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