December 15, 2023
Advancing Natural Climate and Community Solutions at COP28

The ESI's Marcela Angel and Angelica Mayolo made meaningful contributions at COP28.


November 29, 2023
Creating Climate Art as a Participatory Design Research Method

At a Climate Art Night, researchers of the ESI’s Climate Machine sought to examine people's relationship with and attitudes towards the environment, and determine how those results could be used to inform design for pro-environmental behaviors.


November 17, 2023
Cyclone-Like Technology Holds Promise in Creating a Circular Economy for Small Plastics

At the Packaging Recycling Summit, MIT’s Alexis Hocken shared an innovative cyclone-like screening process that would allow for small-format plastics to be recycled.


October 26, 2023
The ESI’s Rob Fetell Wins Best Poster at First MIT Energy & Climate Night

By incorporating climate into the traditional Energy Night, researchers like the ESI's Rob Fetell were able to present their environmentally-focused findings.


October 6, 2023
RRG Showcase Displays Student Solutions for Pressing Environmental Challenges

The ESI's Rapid Response Group (RRG) students presented their summer research projects that tackled urgent environmental issues facing the world today.


September 29, 2023
A Reflection of Climate Week NYC

From September 17-24, four members of the ESI — Marcela Angel, Angelica Mayolo, Jimena Muzio, and John E. Fernandez — attended Climate Week NYC.


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.

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