June 1, 2023
Tracing heat and flood risk in Boston

Recent MIT graduates Katherine Xu and Anushka Ray developed a tool that combines computer vision with publicly available data to create detailed maps of heat and flood risk.

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.

May 4, 2023
How can the U.S. safely mine minerals critical to a carbon-free economy?

ESI visiting scientist Scott Odell is among the contributors to a special edition of Environmental Forum on responsible mining of clean energy materials.

April 7, 2023
MIT Chalk Radio: Sustainability Education Across Learning Environments with ESI

ESI Education Program Manager Sarah Meyers and Sustainability Education Postdoc Liz Potter-Nelson join MIT OpenCourseWare's Chalk Radio podcast.

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.

February 1, 2023
Introducing the 2023 ESI Journalism Fellows

Our second class of Journalism Fellows will produce longform reporting on the local impacts of climate change and solutions from New England to the Southwest.

January 9, 2023
ClimateSocrates Help Desk arms teachers with climate change knowledge

The Environmental Solutions Initiative has partnered with SubjectToClimate to introduce a help desk for educators called “ClimateSocrates.”

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.

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