Past Events


ESI Earth Week Mini-Symposium

Thursday, April 20, 10am-2:15pm | Samberg Center, 7th Floor, Salon M

Please join ESI for presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research conducted by our 2015 Seed Grant Recipients. Topics include metals and mining, sustainable resource policy, healthy cities, and climate risk and mitigation. Presentations will run from 10-11:45 and 12:45-2:15, with a lunchtime poster session.

To learn more about the projects, view the “Un-trashing Waste: Fostering Sustainable Consumption in U.S. Cities” and “Carbon Cycling in Tropical Peatlands” presentations.

Earth Day 2017Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22: 9am-12pm | MIT Kresge Oval, 48 Mass Ave.

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.

Experience climate change through virtual reality, make and take a terrarium, build a material-efficient tower or a plant-monitoring app, make a smoothie on a blender bike, erode a landscape, touch marine critters, and much more!  Participating MIT groups include: UA Sustainability; GSC Sustainability; Sea Grant; Before It’s Too Late (BITL); Center for Mobile Learning; the Architecture Department; the Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences Department; and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

All are welcome:  Drop by, have some fun, and appreciate the earth!

We’re part of the Cambridge Science Festival!

Click here to visit our Facebook page and see pictures from the event.

How free enterprise can solve climate change, Bob Inglis

People and the Planet Lecture

Tuesday, April 25: 4pm-6pm | E14-633 | Media Lab

Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) traveled to Antarctica and Greenland as a member of the House Science Committee during his second, three-year term in Congress (2005-10) and became convinced climate change was a problem and needed action. In July 2012, he founded and launched, which is centered on conservative principles and a free-enterprise solution to climate change. Inglis will talk about how free enterprise and a “tax swap” can deliver the innovation to solve our climate change issues and lead the rest of the world.

To learn more about the event, see MIT News!



Check out this interview from our January 2017 Hackathon:

Hackathon for Climate – IAP 20162016 Climate Hackathon group