Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
September 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet the recycling duo Ethan Hasiuk and Ben Johnson!

We met with sustainability interns Ethan Hasiuk (Jones '18) and Ben Johnson (McMurtry '18) to discuss their summer recycling project, vegetarian cooking, and their environmental interests and backgrounds.
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From the Sustainability Office

Intern Picks: Playlists and podcasts!

Find out which songs and podcasts have refined and challenged our interns’ views of sustainability.
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Campus Sustainability News

The new and improved environmental science major

For students interested in majoring in Environmental Science, the new stand-alone BA and BS offer a host of opportunities.
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Student and Alumni News

Custodian of dunes and caretaker of beach vegetation

Rice alumnus Robert "R. B." Johnson '83 is featured in an article about preserving dunes and beach vegetation in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida (where he also happens to be mayor).
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Building a bridge to clean air in Houston

A student project with Air Alliance Houston aims to raise awareness about air pollution and ultimately reduce it.
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A tour of the Rice steam tunnels

View photos from when our sustainability interns got a behind the scenes look at Rice's underground steam tunnels.
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Teaching and Research News

Religiosity diminishes conservative opposition to eco-friendly buying

Rice researchers found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions with concern for the environment in mind.
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The paradox of peak-based ozone air pollution standards

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; research scientist Beata Czader and postdoctoral research associate Rui Zhang authored an op-ed about air pollution standards.
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Baker Institute examines climate risk and fossil fuels

According to a new working paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, climate-change relief actions represent danger for the fossil fuel business.
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