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.

March 18, 2021
Environmental Solutions Initiative digs into how reliance on coal impacts county, school funding

A new white paper from ESI shows that the shuttering of coal mines in southwestern Pennsylvania is having an outsized impact on local tax revenues, and shale gas can't make up the difference.

February 5, 2021
The Practical Challenges of Carbon Footprinting

ESI's Suzanne Greene has published two new papers tackling carbon footprints in sectors at the base of industrial supply chains.

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 1, 2020
Revamped MIT Climate Portal aims to inform and empower the public

MIT and ESI announced a dramatic overhaul of the MIT Climate Portal, including new features that provide the public with the best information on climate change direct from scientists and experts.

August 13, 2020
Rapidly Responding in a Complex World

This summer, the newly-formed ESI Rapid Response Group produced state of the art synopses, fact sheets, talking points, research agendas, Op-Eds, panel discussions, information pieces and more.

August 4, 2020
MIT and Wyoming Explore Energy and Climate Solutions

Members of Wyoming’s government and public university met with MIT researchers to discuss climate-friendly economic growth.

July 7, 2020
Innovations in environmental training for the mining industry

ESI collaborated with multinational mining company Vale to bring sustainability education to young engineering professionals in Brazil.

May 12, 2020
New interactive website leads the public through the knowns and unknowns of climate change

ESI partnered with Prof. Kerry Emanuel and the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research to create an online climate primer with a clear story and loads of interactive bonus material.

January 21, 2020
Modelling marine microplastics: international workshop explores new challenges

A November conference at MIT brought together world experts in theoretical and numerical modelling to consider the problem of microplastic pollution.

December 18, 2019
MIT students ask local climate activists about the hard work of politics and persuasion

The student-moderated panel "Overcoming Challenges of Climate Policy" covered street protests, campus campaigns, voter mobilization, lobbying and more.

November 15, 2019
Inside ESI’s “Modelling Plastics in the Oceans” Workshop

The ESI Plastics and the Environment Program convened a workshop of modellers and field researchers at MIT to discuss the behavior of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.

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