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Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
November 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet former Head EcoRep Zach Bielak!

Zach Bielak ‘15 recently completed a global study of the social and environmental dimensions of sustainable design in different cultural settings. In our interview, we discuss his interests in the intersection of design and the environment, his passion for travel, and his words of wisdom for current Rice students.
>> Read the interview

From the Sustainability Office

Intern Picks: Sustainability-Focused Courses!

In honor of spring course registration, our sustainability interns share some of their favorite Rice environmental course experiences.
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Campus Sustainability News

Rice serveries earn green restaurant certification

All six serveries are now Certified Green Restaurants, joining Harvard University as the only universities to have all campus dining services certified.
>> Read more

Green Spring Courses 2017

Looking to learn more about sustainability and the environment next semester? Check out these eco-friendly classes available this coming spring!
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"Before the Flood" screening

ACSEM, in conjunction with CENHS and RES, hosted an advanced screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary, including a climate panel following the film.
>> Read more

Student and Alumni News

Getting a hang of The Hangout

Students designed a hammock project that has brought vibrancy to an outdoor space adjacent to Fondren Library.
>> Read more

EnivClub hosts "Sustainable Suds" event

Students provide an alternative to traditional, pollutant-filled laundry soaps.
>>Read more

Restoring a campus prairie for posterity

Conservation Biology Lab (EBIO 324) students are preserving local plant diversity in the Harris Gully Natural Area, a three-acre plot of prairie habitat located behind Wiess College
>> Read more

Teaching and Research News

Warmer, wetter climate would impair California grasslands

Rice ecologist Kai Zhu led a team of researchers from Rice, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Institution for Science in an experiment to examine the effects of global warming on California preserves.
>> Read more

Social media posts reveal bad-air days in Chinese cities

Rice University researchers find social media provides a proxy measurement of pollution.
>> Read more

Inspired by molluscs to build stronger homes and aircraft

Rice University scientists contribute to building stronger aircraft bodies and other structures that can withstand environmental calamities.
>> Read more 

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