Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
April 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet Co-Head EcoRep, Lindsy Pang!

We met with co-head EcoRep Lindsy Pang (Martel ’16) to talk about her environmental health interests, her future plans, and her accomplishments as an environmental leader at Rice.
>> Read the interview

Campus Sustainability News

Environmentally themed exhibition at Rice

The exhibition is part of FotoFest, a biennial, citywide event. This year the theme is “Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet.”
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Electric Bike Expo stops at Rice University

The Electric Bike Expo was held at Rice, which allowed students and community members to glimpse the future of sustainable transportation.
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Rice Bikes partners with organization to help refugees

Rice Bikes is partnering with Freewheels, an organization that gives bicycles to refugees who have just arrived in Houston.
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Student News

Lone wolves: Club organizes unofficial ASB

Students from the Rice Wildlife Conservation Corp volunteered at Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Colorado, over spring break.
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Houston-area students to compete in Shell challenge

The Rice Electric Vehicle team will compete for the 4th year in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas.
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Baker Institute Student Forum publishes 6th Rice Cultivator

The latest volume of the student journal Rice Cultivator features several environmental-themed articles.
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Teaching and Research News

Electricity, heating most climate-friendly uses for natural gas

Rice researchers have determined a more effective way to use natural gas to reduce climate-warming emissions would be the replacement of existing coal-fired power plants and fuel-oil furnaces rather than burning it in cars and buses.
>> Read more 

Political challenges to climate science at home and abroad

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an op-ed about political challenges to climate change.
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How hospitals create superbugs

Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced they had discovered a lethal superbug in California sewage plants.
>> Read more

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