May 20, 2021
ESI and the MIT Climate Action Plan

As MIT reveals its new Plan for Action on Climate Change, the time is right for us to take stock of what we have accomplished on this greatest of all environmental and social challenges, and how we have positioned ourselves to do more.


April 23, 2021
From entrepreneur to climate policy advocate

With the ESI Rapid Response Group, rising senior Kiara Wahnschafft has used MIT climate research to write briefs for Massachusetts and federal policymakers.


April 8, 2021
To advance climate action, MIT seeks partnerships beyond industry

Engagement with political, community leaders must be a key part of forthcoming climate action plan, MIT climate leaders say at Climate Engagement Forum.


February 18, 2021
Student Sustainability Journeys: Alejandro Diaz

Alejandro Diaz '20 met sustainability-oriented classmates through his interest in backpacking and rock climbing. Their influence led him to connect his electrical engineering degree to environmental challenges.


December 11, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Rebecca Grekin

Rebecca Grekin '19 struggled to find job opportunities that matched her passion for sustainability—so she worked to give future MIT students easier access to environmental career paths.


November 10, 2020
Environmental Solutions Initiative puts sustainability front and center at the MIT career fair

A new online tool lets students track key metrics on employers’ carbon footprints and encourages more engagement on sustainability issues.


October 26, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Tessa Weiss

Tessa Weiss '20 came to MIT expecting to work in clean energy, but her engagement with climate issues pushed her in a new direction.


July 16, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Gabriela Cazares

Gabriela Cazares '20 is a chemistry major who found the intersections between her chosen field and her interest in the environment, but needed a helping hand to break into the research she was passionate about.


July 1, 2020
D-Lab moves online, without compromising on impact

With the campus shut down by Covid-19, the spring D-Lab class Water, Climate Change, and Health had to adapt. Now students are working with ESI and other groups to improve MIT's climate action plan, teach climate topics online, and much more.