August 9, 2023
MIT Climate Machine at the Gorge Amphitheater 

The MIT Climate Machine and a research group of five undergraduate students deployed an innovative climate engagement program during Group Therapy Weekender, the electronic music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington state.

July 26, 2023
AIFCC at the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

An Afro InterAmerican Forum on Climate Change event in New York City focused on the pressing socio-ecological challenges faced by Afro-descendant communities that serve as historic environmental stewards across the Americas.

June 21, 2023
Our trip to Coast Salish ancestral land with Se’Si’Le

As ESI prepares for deeper engagement with the Indigenous-led non-profit Se'Si'Le, team members traveled to the San Juan Islands to the site of a planned immersive art experience.

June 16, 2023
Preparing Colombia’s cities for life amid changing forests

ESI Research Program Director Marcela Angel has built an international program in natural climate solutions, with a focus on climate adaptation, urban planning and biodiversity in her home country of Colombia.

May 22, 2023
Six ways MIT is taking action on climate

A variety of recent events, several hosted or co-hosted by ESI, highlighted efforts by MIT faculty, staff, and students to make a difference today.

March 24, 2023
Following the Rhythm of Leticia

Azania, a master's student in the MIT Department of Architecture, reflects on her field experience in the ESI-created course Biodiversity and Cities: A Perspective in Colombian Cities.

March 3, 2023
Designing a sustainability experience for music festivals with emerging technology

Ziyuan "Zoey" Zhu '22 worked with ESI's MIT Climate Machine to design augmented reality experiences that encourage music festival fans to reflect on their environmental impact.

February 23, 2023
Convening for climate risks monitoring in Mocoa, Colombia

A series of drone test flights and community events in Mocoa, Colombia, have pushed to the next phase a project by ESI and partners to monitor the city and surrounding forest for climate change-related landslide risks.

February 6, 2023
Rescuing small plastics from the waste stream

In collaboration with ESI, PhD student Alexis Hocken is working with manufacturers to keep their products from literally falling through the cracks in the recycling process.

January 6, 2023
ESI launches Climate Justice Program

The Environmental Solutions Initiative launched the MIT-ESI Climate Justice Program at an afternoon workshop with MIT faculty and staff.

December 15, 2022
ESI champions natural climate and community solutions in Latin America at UP Symposium in Brazil

The event united MIT, Universidade Positivo, and scientists across Latin America around a framework for socially beneficial climate action and biodiversity conservation in carbon-rich ecosystems.

November 30, 2022
Invisible no longer: the Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change (AIFCC) at COP 27

The Afro-Interamerican Forum on Climate Change (AIFCC), in collaboration with ESI, convened leaders from around the Americas and the world at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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