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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

Measurement of Atmospheric Particle Number Concentrations in Houston
Measurement of Atmospheric Particle Number Concentrations in Houston
Generation of a high-quality, high time-resolution data set of particle number concentration in an urban area known to suffer from poor air quality can help exposed populations. 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


November 24, 2014  -  Interactive Website - Insight on Sustainability in Houston

November 3, 2014  -  Global Change by Humans

October 30, 2014  -  Managing Development On Texas Coast In The Face Of Hurricanes

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 How Sustainable is the Texas Coast? 

Are we in a "state of denial"? The Shell Center for Sustainability workshop presentations and video now available. Find them here

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