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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

Native Plant Mating Systems
Understanding What Makes Organisms Prone To Extinction
As global climate change transforms environments some organisms become more prone to extinction. How do plants' mating systems change and adapt? 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.  Read more » 

 

News


July 27, 2015  -  SCS to host: People + Nature Conference

June 2, 2015  -  SCS Research Awards for Sustainable Development

April 20, 2015  -  SCS Sustainable Development Award Winners at RURS

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 Houston Community Sustainability - Quality of Life Atlas 

 A smart and interactive application to visualize the data of the Houston Sustainability Indicators. Read more here or visit the site directly.

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