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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.


Name: Alex Tseng
Position (in student organization): President
Date survey submitted: June 12,2009

1) Please describe the student-run campus environmental/sustainability organization in which you have a leadership role.
Name of organization:
Rice Student Green Building Initiative (RSGBI)
Number of active members: 10
Date of last meeting: March 2009
Frequency of meetings: About once a month
Key issues addressed and programs implemented since August 2008:
Professional accreditation in LEED issues:  RSGBI implemented a LEED Accreditation training course in the Spring semester to help students gain relevant knowledge in passing the LEED Accreditation NC-2.2 exam.  We also subsidize students half the cost of taking and passing the exam.
Student awareness of green buildings on campus: RSGBI has organized several site visits of campus buildings since August 2008, so that students become more aware of progress our school is making towards sustainable architecture and also for students to have personal experience seeing sustainable design principles at work.  We also helped other volunteer organizations on campus to organize site visits for them.
Progress made on each issue/program since August 2008:
4 students have passed the exam this semester, and a few more will be taking the exam soon.
Site visits really helped students (especially architecture and engineering students) know the materials and processes involved in sustainable design.

2) Does your group organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

[X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please list details for each competition.
#1 - Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:

3) Does your student government include a specific position or committee dedicated to campus sustainability issues?

[  ]  No
[X]  Yes. Please describe:
Rice has a Student Activities Environmental Chair member.

4) Please describe any additional campus sustainability activities or projects that you or your group has initiated at your school:

5) Please list and briefly describe any other student-run organizations related to campus sustainability at your school, and provide URLs if available (e.g., student groups; student government committees; student-run food co-ops, gardens/farms, bike co-ops) and provide contact information of the student leaders, if possible:

Environmental Club
Rice Biodiesel Initiative
Rice SA Environmental Chair
EcoReps at each residential college
Community Garden

Questions 6 is for informational purposes only; your response will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.
6) Please list any regional or national networks with which your group is affiliated (e.g., Energy Action Coalition/Campus Climate Challenge, Sierra Student Coalition, a state PIRG, a state student sustainability coalition):
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Emerging Green Builders - Houston.



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