January 14, 2021
The Curious Case of Engineering Schools and Sustainable Investing

The ESI Rapid Response Group is investigating how university endowments can and should approach climate issues.


January 8, 2021
Letter from the Director: “Trump’s Legacy – Lies and Violence,” January 2021

It is critically important not to mince words about what has been happening these past four years.


December 11, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Rebecca Grekin

Rebecca Grekin '19 struggled to find job opportunities that matched her passion for sustainability—so she worked to give future MIT students easier access to environmental career paths.


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.


November 8, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Post-election: getting on with our work,” November 2020

As we look to the next few months and years, the passing of 2020 marks the beginning of the need for rapid annual and decadal global greenhouse gas emissions reductions.


October 26, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Tessa Weiss

Tessa Weiss '20 came to MIT expecting to work in clean energy, but her engagement with climate issues pushed her in a new direction.


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.


September 24, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Vote as if _______ Depends on It – Because It Does,” September 2020

ESI Director John E. Fernández on the 2020 election, the climate crisis, justice and democracy.


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.


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 16, 2020
Student Sustainability Journeys: Gabriela Cazares

Gabriela Cazares '20 is a chemistry major who found the intersections between her chosen field and her interest in the environment, but needed a helping hand to break into the research she was passionate about.

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