Shell Center for Sustainability to present findings of Houston Sustainability Indicators project

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid [email protected] [email protected] – (Nov. 27, 2012) – Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability will present the central findings of the Houston Sustainable Indicators (HSI) project report from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the university’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, 6100 Main St.Who:    Shell Center for Sustainability postdoctoral fellow and report author Lester King.What:     Presentation of the Houston Sustainability Indicators project report.When:     2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.Where:     Baker Institute for Public Policy, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.The HSI project is funded by the Shell Center for Sustainability. A workshop series sponsored by the Kinder Institute and the SSPEED Center took place in the month of October to bring together experts in the areas of Society, Economics and Environment. The workshops invited participants to help prioritize indicators and identify potential actions that may need to be addressed.The HSI project is designed to generate facts, measure how well Houston is doing in terms of development using the 25 identified sustainable development indicators for Houston. The report sets a baseline and will measure ongoing data to indicate trends that may be of concern. The report may help identify policies and programs that may assist in enhancing Houston’s sustainable development. The report will be released in its entirety at the presentation.The event is open to the public. To register for the presentation or for more information, visit more information or to schedule an interview with King, contact Amy Hodges at [email protected] or 217-417-2901.-30-This news release can be found online at Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Shell Center for Sustainability: on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img

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