December 6, 2023
Three questions on carbon markets with Jimena Muzio

Muzio brings a range of experiences — from working in Argentina’s non-profit and government sectors to serving as a research assistant at the MIT Center for Real Estate — to her position as a research associate at the ESI.

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 13, 2023
The ESI Launches the Climate Justice Instructional Toolkit

The ESI Climate Justice Instructional Toolkit is a collection of resources for students and educators that gets climate conversations rolling in bite-sized, easily adaptable modules.

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.

September 21, 2023
Rob Fetell Joins ESI as a Research Assistant for the Program on Mining and the Circular Economy

Fetell is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT working to develop early warning systems for disasters in frontline communities.

September 15, 2023
Letter from the Director: “Climate Change and Biodiversity: Urgent and Entangled”

ESI faculty director John Fernández reflects on his trip to Ecuador for the Concordia Amazonias Summit.

September 7, 2023
Cultivating an Urban, Sustainable Amazonia in Colombia

A research-oriented class, taught by MIT professors and ESI staff in partnership with Colombia’s Amazonian Research Institute SINCHI, centered on improving biodiversity management through urban development strategies for cities participating in Colombia’s Bio-diverse and Resilient Cities Program.

September 2, 2023
The ESI’s Rapid Response Group Engages Climate Justice Issues in the Snake River Region

From June through August, five RRG students investigated urgent issues around the lower Snake River dams, Pacific salmon and orca recovery, and tribal sovereignty.

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.

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