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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.

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The central findings of the Houston Sustainability Indicators (HSI) project report will be presented by Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

The HSI project, funded by the Shell Center, is designed to measure how well Houston is doing according to the 25 identified sustainable development indicators for the city. The report sets a baseline and will measure ongoing data to indicate trends that may be of concern. The report may help identify policies and programs that may assist in enhancing Houston’s sustainable development. The report will be released in its entirety at the presentation.

In October, the Houston Sustainability Indicators workshop series was sponsored by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and brought together experts in the areas of society, economics and environment. The workshops invited participants to help prioritize indicators and identify potential actions that may need to be addressed.

The event is free and open to the public. To register for the presentation or for more information, visit Shell Center for Sustainability HSI Project Report.

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