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.


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 12, 2020
Letter from the Director: “Welcome to an Extraordinary Individual During Extraordinary Times,” June 2020

ESI Director John E. Fernández welcomes MLK Visiting Scholar Luis G. Murillo-Urrutia and introduces ESI's Principles of Conduct and Engagement.


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.


May 12, 2020
New interactive website leads the public through the knowns and unknowns of climate change

ESI partnered with Prof. Kerry Emanuel and the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research to create an online climate primer with a clear story and loads of interactive bonus material.


April 17, 2020
Letter from the Director: “The Exquisite Science,” April 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, ESI Director John Fernandez addresses public trust in science and how deep and active engagement with scientific knowledge can save us from our intertwined crises.


March 12, 2020
Reflections from the Net Impact Conference

MITASC member Tessa Weiss went to the 2019 Net Impact Conference and was exposed for the first time to sustainability directors driving change from within companies.


January 21, 2020
Modelling marine microplastics: international workshop explores new challenges

A November conference at MIT brought together world experts in theoretical and numerical modelling to consider the problem of microplastic pollution.


December 26, 2019
Reflections from Net Impact 2019: Understanding how to apply my MIT education

MITASC member Kelly Wu shares her thoughts on translating her values into real-world change after attending the 2019 Net Impact Conference in Detroit.

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