January 21, 2022
Bringing climate reporting to local newsrooms

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative's inaugural Journalism Fellows reflect on their experiences telling local climate stories.


December 2, 2021
Scientists and musicians tackle climate change together

ESI hosted a discussion at MIT exploring ways the music industry can help in the battle to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.


November 17, 2021
At UN climate change conference, trying to “keep 1.5 alive”

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.


September 2, 2021
Climate and sustainability classes expand at MIT

MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.


August 9, 2021
What will happen to sediment plumes associated with deep-sea mining?

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.


July 15, 2021
Designing exploratory robots that collect data for marine scientists

Victoria Preston, a 2021 Martin Fellow for Sustainability, programs robots to collect environmental data in waterways.


April 23, 2021
From entrepreneur to climate policy advocate

With the ESI Rapid Response Group, rising senior Kiara Wahnschafft has used MIT climate research to write briefs for Massachusetts and federal policymakers.


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.


September 3, 2020
“The Emerald Tutu” wins NSF grant for design to protect Boston’s coastline

The winners of an ESI-sponsored competition to design a future, climate-ready Boston have landed an award to realize their vision.


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.


July 1, 2020
D-Lab moves online, without compromising on impact

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.


June 5, 2020
Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change

ESI Seed Grant recipient Charles Harvey is part of a team that used novel satellite data to reveal the true extent of peatland loss in Malaysia and Indonesia, with robust estimates of just how much CO2 is entering the atmosphere as a result.

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