Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
August 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet Rice energy strategist Mark Gardner!

We met with Mark Gardner, Rice’s Manager of Energy Strategy and Utility Program Development, to talk about campus energy strategy; life philosophies; car-free living; and his whole foods, plant-based diet.
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From the Sustainability Office

Intern Picks: 12 green films you should watch!

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

Rice Recycling Center: A sustainable student start-up

Trace the history of on-campus recycling from the center’s start as a student-run business through its transformation into a facilities-led program.
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Student News

A catalytic city: Observing sustainability in Copenhagen

Sustainability intern Sophia Erhard reflects on her summer study abroad experience. She and her fellow Rice students explored Copenhagen's Viking heritage, renewable energy sources, eco-parks, and more.
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Students study biodiverse ecosystems in Belize

Rice students traveled to the coral reefs and rainforests of Belize to study the country’s ecology and politics within the context of conservation.
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Turtle Patrol: Scenes of sea turtle conservation

View photos from when our sustainability interns traveled to Galveston Island State Park to learn how park rangers conserve critically endangered sea turtles.
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Teaching and Research News

U.S. on track to achieve 2030 emissions goals in 2016

Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, suggests to Forbes that declines in U.S. carbon emissions will exceed federal projections. 
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Female plant climbs faster as climate changes

Rice University professor Tom Miller discovers that the sexes of one plant species respond differently to climate change.
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Gas sensors analyze microbial interactions

Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil, allowing them to follow the behavior of its microbial communities.
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