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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.

News


January 20, 2010  -  The Center for Houston's Future Will Conduct a Regional Symposium: Counting on Quality of Place: Air Quality, Parks & Trails, and Trees

The Center for Houston's Future will conduct a regional symposium: Counting on Quality of Place: Air Quality, Parks & Trails, and Trees. Join the Shell Center for Sustainability, for this event on January 20, 2010, to raise awareness about the state of our region's quality of place, the progress that has been made, and the issues that still remain.


 

January 6, 2010  -  SSC Issues Call for Rice University Student Independent Research Papers on Sustainable Development

The Shell Center for Sustainability has issued a call for Rice University student independent research papers on sustainable development. Rice students interested in submitting a paper are encouraged to read the  call for proposals  for more information. 


 

November 20, 2009  -  SSC to fund research on water, energy, climate change and solar studies

Shell sustainability center to fund research on water, energy, climate change and solar studies.  


 

November 19, 2009  -  Sustainable Development Innovations: Japan's effort to unite against climate change

The James A. Baker III Institute Student Forum will host "Sustainable Development Innovations: Japan's effort to unite against climate change", November 19, 12:00-1:00pm, at Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center, Rice University.

Associate Professor in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo, Masaru Yarime will discuss environmental sustainability during this lunchtime lecture.

Come eat, listen, and learn how Japan's researchers, corporations and industries are working together to create a united front to overcome the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

This lecture is sponsored by the Shell Center for Sustainability and the Consulate-General of Japan.

Please RSVP to bisf@rice.edu if you are interested in attending


 

October 14, 2009  -  Milam Schverak, '61, Jackie Liddell, and Mary Fuller are People's Choice Award Winners

Milam Schverak, '61, Jackie Liddell, and Mary Fuller were selected the Shell Center for Sustainability People's Choice Award winners in the Water-Effects On Life competition. The exhibit continues through October 29, 2009.


 
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