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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.
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.
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.
The MIT Conference on Mining, Environment, and Society convened academics, industry, government officials and NGOs to discuss the environmental and social challenges of supplying the materials for solar, batteries, the electric grid and more.
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative's inaugural Journalism Fellows reflect on their experiences telling local climate stories.
ESI hosted a discussion at MIT exploring ways the music industry can help in the battle to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
A delegation from MIT, including several members of ESI, traveled to Glasgow for COP26, where international negotiators sought to keep global climate goals on track.
MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.
Prof. Tom Peacock, who received an ESI seed grant to model the effects of deep-sea mining on ocean ecosystems, has now assembled an international team for the first real-world experiment.
Victoria Preston, a 2021 Martin Fellow for Sustainability, programs robots to collect environmental data in waterways.
With the ESI Rapid Response Group, rising senior Kiara Wahnschafft has used MIT climate research to write briefs for Massachusetts and federal policymakers.
A new online tool lets students track key metrics on employers’ carbon footprints and encourages more engagement on sustainability issues.