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40k should be spent on sustainability, as intended

(11/12/14 10:32am)

The $40,000 remaining from RESET should continue funding student-driven environmental projects. These funds originated from a 2010 SA bill, which allocated a $9 per student blanket tax “to combat rising energy costs and combat climate change.” That same year, students passed a 100-year sustainability plan, expressing a desire to make Rice more sustainable. Because of a sunset clause, the RESET blanket tax was voted on twice more, but ambiguous wording and the lack of a quorum caused it to fail.


Letter to the Editor:

(02/05/14 12:00am)

After reading the Thresher's coverage of the Rice Environmental Society's (RES) request for a $9 blanket tax, I wish to clarify the way RES will function. Putting funding into sustainability at Rice is especially important after the Rice Endowment for Sustainable Energy Technology (RESET) lost its $9 blanket tax last year due to insufficient voter turnout.