MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.
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.
With the ESI Rapid Response Group, rising senior Kiara Wahnschafft has used MIT climate research to write briefs for Massachusetts and federal policymakers.
Engagement with political, community leaders must be a key part of forthcoming climate action plan, MIT climate leaders say at Climate Engagement Forum.
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.
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.
A new online tool lets students track key metrics on employers’ carbon footprints and encourages more engagement on sustainability issues.
Tessa Weiss '20 came to MIT expecting to work in clean energy, but her engagement with climate issues pushed her in a new direction.
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.
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.