2008 News

School LEEDership: Rice University follows sustainable building tenets, DDC Journal, Winter 2008.

College architect named sustainable architect of the year, Rice News, December 19, 2008.

Academic blogs attract growing audience, Rice News, December 18, 2008. (see brief mention at end of article)

Oshman Kitchen open for business, Rice News, December 15, 2008.

Who knew money really could grow on trees? December 2008.

Rice team gets top prize in 'recycle Ike' contest, Rice News, December 11, 2008.  See also coverage from The Weather Channel, Houston Chronicle (here), KPRC-TV, KHOU-TV, KDFW-TV, Waste Age (here), Houston Business Journal, Examiner News (here), and The Rice Thresher (here).

Sid wins intercollege recycling contest, The Rice Thresher, December 5, 2008.

Visiting professors program seeks funding to continue, The Rice Thresher, November 14, 2008.

Sowing seeds for restoration, Rice News, November 19, 2008.

What's the bright idea? Light bulb swap one of many green initiatives undertaken by student eco-reps, Rice News, November 13, 2008.

Rice Zipcar program proves a popular transportation option, Rice News, November 6, 2008.

Breaking ground for the solar decathlon, Rice News, November 6, 2008.

Class opens recycling campaign, The Rice Thresher, October 31, 2008.

Think Swiss climate trail stops at Rice, Rice News, October 31, 2008.

UTA right behind Rice University with green efforts, The Shorthorn, October 30, 2008.

Touring Lowery Arboretum, Rice News, October 22, 2008.

They say they want a revolution, Campus Technology, October 2008.

Swiss pitch views on climate in Rice exhibit, Rice News, October 22, 2008.

Green grass roots, Rice: The Magazine of Rice University, Fall 2008.

Taking the heat, Rice: The Magazine of Rice University, Fall 2008.

Grovey kind of love, Rice: The Magazine of Rice University, Fall 2008.

CCE fellowship spurs effective recycling in med center, Rice News, October 16, 2008.

Rice receives B- for sustainability, highest in Texas, The Rice Thresher, October 3, 2008

Going LEED: sustainable campuses, Cite, Fall 2008.

Goody for U!  Grist, September 16, 2008.

Rice University rolls out Zipcar to test rental demand, Houston Business Journal, September, 5, 2008.

Zipcars offer campus a new transportation option, The Rice News, August 28, 2008.

Televised Zipcar Coverage:

• KHOU-TV Ch. 11, August 26, 2008.
• KIAH-TV, Ch. 39, August 26, 2008.
• KPRC-TV Ch. 2, August 26, 2008.
• KTRK-TV Ch. 13, August 26, 2008.

Zipcar comes to Houston (to Rice, at any rate), Houston Press, August 26, 2008.

Rice inks deal with Zipcar, Houston Business Journal, August 26, 2008.

Rental venture sees a car-sharing future, The Houston Chronicle, August 26, 2008.

Buildings to sport plants on roofs to improve sustainability, The Rice Thresher, August 22, 2008

Carless no more: Rice introduces student rental car system, The Rice Thresher, August 22, 2008.

Rice's Energy Crisis: The Quest for Light, The Rice Thresher, August 22, 2008.

Green, greener, greenest, Newsweek, August 18, 2008.

Prefab construction and the carbon conundrum, The Greentree Gazette, August 2008.

Who knew bathrooms could be clean, green, and arty?

At Rice U., a prefabricated bathroom saves time and money, The Chronicle of Higher Education - Buildings and Grounds Blog, July 30, 2008.

Bathroom 'pods' latest example of Rice's innovative approach to processes, design, Rice News, July 25, 2008.

Tower of power, Rice News, July 11, 2008.

Column: biodiesel better than corn-based cousin, CBS News, July 9, 2008.

No corn for oil, The Daily Texan, July 9, 2008.

UTA crafts carbon reduction plan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 6, 2008.

Building a green campus, NonProfit Communications Report, July 2008.

South plant gets a rooftop garden, Rice News, June 6, 2008.

Use website to document sustainability efforts, NonProfit Communications Report, June 2008.

Who knew a place in the sun could feel just like home?  June 2008.

Who knew a roof could be thirsty?  May 2008.

Rice Children's Campus boasts energy-efficient features: Rainwater tank one of many sustainability efforts, Rice News, May 8, 2008.

Roundtable: Shattering the grass ceiling, overcoming barriers to sustainability programs in higher education, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, April 2008.

Because even Mother Earth loves the last day of classes, Rice News, April 25, 2008.

Rice to participate in conservation initiative, Rice News, April 24, 2008.

Lessons in sustainability, Houston Chronicle, April 22, 2008.

Mr. Sustainability, Houston Chronicle, April 17, 2008.

Rice Students Go Green for Transportation, KPRC-TV Channel 2 (NBC), April 8, 2008.

How does your garden grow?  Rice News, April 4, 2008.

Building dorm rooms cheaper, quicker and quieter, The New York Times, March 26, 2008. (discusses a low-waste modular building technique for construction at Yale, Rice, Indiana Institute of Technology, Bloomfield College, and Muhlenberg College).

Focus on the environment (the BioTour visits Rice), KTRU 91.7FM, Rice University Radio, March 21, 2008.

BioTour visits Rice, Rice News, March 21, 2008.

BioTour to visit Rice, Rice News, March 14, 2008.

Sustainabililty: Universities looking to shape society, prepare future leaders, Greenwire, March 10, 2008.

Liddell Garden recognized for contributions to Houston's green space, Rice News, February 29, 2008.

Who knew that a power plant could generate greenery?  February 2008.

KTRU news (coverage of Focus the Nation), KTRU 91.7FM, Rice University Radio, February 8, 2008.

Students aim for solar-powered house by 2009, The Rice Thresher, February 8, 2008.

Campus prepares for RecycleMania, The Rice Thresher, February 8, 2008.

Letters to the Editor: Rice students train to battle climate change, The Rice Thresher, February 8, 2008 (see the last letter on the page!).

Rice participates in sustainability fair, The Rice Thresher, February 8, 2008.

RecycleMania begins, Rice News, February 8, 2008.

Breaking new ground, Rice News, February 8, 2008.

CO2 forum focuses on solutions for global warming, Rice News, February 7, 2008.

Energy Forum Asks: "Why Not Houston?", The West University Examiner, February 5, 2008.

Rice University Students to Compete in National Solar Home Design Competition, KUHF 88.7FM Houston Public Radio, February 4, 2008.

KTRU News (coverage of Sustainability Fair), KTRU 91.7FM, Rice University Radio, February 1, 2008.

Archi-arts to be recyclable held at the Meridian, The Rice Thresher, February 1, 2008.

New design kitchen to help engineers cook up ideas, The Rice Thresher, February 1, 2008.

CO2 forum and sustainability fair - discussion on climate change solutions, Rice Webcast, January 31, 2008.  

Rice tapped to build solar-powered house for DOE competition, Houston Business Journal, January 29, 2008.

Department of Energy selects Rice to build solar-powered home, Rice News, January 28, 2008.

Houston Mayor, Shell Oil Company President and a Nobel Prize winner to speak at Rice thursday during national 'teach-in' on global warming solutions, Rice News, January 28, 2008.

Fair and forum focus on global warming solutions, sustainability, Rice News, January 24, 2008.

Grant goes to eco reps, The Rice Thresher, January 18, 2008.

The way I see it: Aggressive growth and sustainable values are a happy, cost-effective and thoughtful pairing at Rice, Rice News, January 11, 2008.