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Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
October 2015
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet Rice's 2015-2016 Head EcoRep!

We sat down with head EcoRep Chynna Foucek (Duncan '16) to talk about her interests in cycling, food blogging, coral reefs, and leading environmental change on the Rice campus.
>> Read the interview

Campus Sustainability News

Announcing Rice’s new ENST minor, administered by CENHS

This fall, the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences launched Rice University’s new minor in Environmental Studies.
>> Read more

Rice earns "Tree Campus USA" honor

The Lynn R. Lowrey Arboretum at Rice University has been designated a “Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation.
>> Read more

Student leads peers in campus recycling project

Emi LaFountain (’15) led a team of student volunteers in a recycling initiative that resulted in 367 new recycling bins at Rice.
>> Read more

Student News

Sign up for the Project Green Challenge

Turning Green's Project Green Challenge (PGC) engages students in a series of 30 daily sustainability-themed challenges throughout the month of October.
>> Sign up for Project Green Challenge 2015

New environmental organizations join RES

The Environmental Health Collaborative, Rice Community Growers, Rice Oceans Club, Rice Electric Vechicle, Rice Solar House, Rice Wildlife Conservation Corps, and Urban Conservation Club join the Rice Environmental Society.
>> Learn more about these organizations  

$20k for environmental initiatives

The Rice Environmental Society (RES) has approximately $20,000 available this year to fund student initiatives that promote environmental sustainability at Rice University. If you have a viable project idea, apply for funding.
>> Learn more about RES

Research News

Rice geologists study half-billion-year-old ‘time capsules’ on Texas ranch

Rice University marine geologist André Droxler, along with his team of researchers, has conducted a land-based expedition over the last three years to explore half-billion-year-old 'time capsules' - or outcrops - containing fossilized prehistoric bacteria and microbes.
>> Read more

Scientists turn oily soil into fertile ground

Rice University scientists have developed a new method for turning soil contaminated by oil spills into fertile ground.
>> Read more

Rice University scientist to co-author U.N. biodiversity report

Rice University ecologist Amy Dunham will author a report on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human livelihood in Africa.
>> Read more

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