Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
November 2015
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet Rice Solar House leader, Travis Kwee!

We met with Travis Kwee (Baker '18) to talk about his involvement and leadership in several on-campus environmental organizations, as well as his career interests, favorite news sources, and his love of baking.
>> Read the interview

Campus Sustainability News

Solar-powered containers to host FotoFest

Three solar-powered Mobile Grid juiceBOX containers were delivered to campus, where they will be configured to host a part of Houston’s biennial FotoFest, organized by Rice’s CENHS.
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Local food sourcing, weekly menus promote sustainability in serveries

Rice University Housing and Dining purchases locally-sourced food and creates weekly menus as key sustainable dining initiatives.
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Student behavior can reduce servery food waste, says H&D

Rice University Housing and Dining pursues strategies to reduce both pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste.
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Student News

Students establish Real Food Week at Rice University

Sustainability Intern Ansley Jones (McMurtry '16) and Head EcoRep Chynna Foucek (Duncan '16) organized a campus-wide Real Food Week to raise awareness about sustainable food practices and policies.
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New club to sell produce

The Rice Urban Agriculture club will sell organic produce grown in Rice’s community gardens to the Rice community.
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The Hoot goes green

Student group project and Rice Environmental Society funding trigger environmental improvements at The Hoot.
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Research News

Rice report analyzes new option for hurricane protection

Experts at Rice’s SSPEED Center developed a proposal to provide storm-surge protection for Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel.
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Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology

Rice University researchers have developed a “hot” new way to capture energy from sunlight.
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Rice wins NSF engineering research center

A Rice University-led consortium of industry, university and government partners has been chosen to establish the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT).
>> Read more

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