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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.


The Center for the Study of Environment and Society, the Rice University Consortium on Processes in Porous Media, the Shell Center for Sustainability, and the Environmental Club at Rice University invite you to the screening and discussion of SWITCH, by Scott W. Tinker, Energy Expert and Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, at the Jackson School of Geosciences, at the University of Texas at Austin.

SWITCH is a feature length documentary that seeks to make the complex world of energy understandable. Scott Tinker has teamed with Harry Lynch, an award winning filmmaker to produce the film. The viewer will enjoy a realistic, engaging and thorough examination of global energy supply, demand, infrastructure, and scale. All major forms of energy will be examined, with proportional focus on those that are likely to be most dominant in the coming century. Energy efficiency will feature prominently, as efficiency represents a mechanism for participation of individuals and industries, and crosses all demand sectors – transportation, heating and power.

September 28, 2012, Noon, McMurtry Auditorium, Rice University

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for a light lunch at cses@rice.edu 

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