Inventing a sustainable future.

The Environmental Solutions Initiative mobilizes the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of MIT to create solutions to today’s environmental challenges through diverse activities in education, research, and convening.

A LANDSCAPE VIEW OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY AT MIT

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NEWS

Susan Solomon awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize

Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT and ESI’s Founding Director, has been honored for her contributions to atmospheric science.

 

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2017 Martin Fellows retreat
In addition to funding research seed grants, ESI funds about 10 PhD students each year whose research is focused on sustainability. 2018-19 nominations are open now.

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Check out our ongoing Facebook feature – Q&As with Martin Fellows for Sustainability and our research Seed Grantees:

Read about the Microfibers and Microplastics Workshop organized by ESI & MIT Office of Corporate Relations to dive into this emerging area of environmental concern