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Campus-based Climate Resiliency Field Study Program

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Sustainability collaborated with academic and operational partners to create a field study program that focused on campus climate resiliency. The experiential learning program ...


Environmental and Toxicological Studies Concentration in Biological Engineering (BE)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

It is now widely recognized that our environment plays a greater role than our genes in cancer causation and for certain other diseases. Spanning from chemistry to pathophysiology, the objective ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Concentration in Chemical Engineering (BS)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This concentration will enable exploration into separation processes, membrane systems, atmospheric chemistry and other environmental challenges. A number of core chemical engineering principles are key to addressing these challenges. Topics ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environmental Engineering Science Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Environmental Engineering Science Minor makes the popular Traveling Research Environmental Experiences (TREX) fieldwork during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) a program requirement, because field research has proved essential to ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Civil and Environmental Systems Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Civil and Environmental Systems is unique because it combines principles and knowledge from across civil, environmental and systems engineering into a hyper-concentrated study focused on both the built and ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Energy Studies Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Energy Studies Minor grounds students in the triple challenge of energy—producing more energy for more people while removing carbon emissions from the energy system. Students will gain an ...

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Environment & Sustainability Minor

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Environment & Sustainability Minor is an undergraduate minor offering interdisciplinary coursework and investigations into the real-world challenges facing people and the planet.

  • Posted June 14, 2019
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Campus sustainability in the US: Environmental management and social change since 1970

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This work establishes the first comprehensive analysis of campus sustainability's development in the U.S. since the early 1970s.

In the US, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have occupied a ...


World Water and Food Security Fund

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This fund enables MIT alumni/ae and friends to support the Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS). The mission of J-WAFS is to alleviate the problems of water ...


Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI) Fund

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This fund enables MIT alumni/ae and friends to support the Environmental Solutions Initiative's work to foster multi-disciplinary, multi-sector research, education, and convening.


MIT Energy Initiative Fund

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Through these three pillars, we help develop the technologies and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable ...


Data-Driven Planning for Campus Materials Management - From Inputs Through Outputs

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

While the higher education sustainability field is grappling with materials management challenges, from procurement through waste operations, there are limited tools and processes for data-driven planning. University campuses yield the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How Do Sustainability and Resilience Work Together in Practice?

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Resilience and sustainability have had a confusing relationship over the past decade. While resilience has long been an important element of sustainability, for example going back to the work of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Student Engagement through Research Experience: The U-Challenge at Texas A&M

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

In the spring semester of 2017, the Department of Residence Life and Utility & Energy Services at Texas A&M partnered to host their first annual Utilities Challenge (dubbed the 'U-Challenge ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Reel Sustainability: Connecting to Audiences Through Video Storytelling

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

From television commercials to YouTube, Snapchat, and even Facebook Live, it's no secret that video has become a staple of our everyday lives. Video provides an easy and efficient ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Grappling with Climate Uncertainties: MIT’s Resiliency Approach

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Heightened awareness from recent extreme weather events and emerging data about current and future climate risks is placing increasing pressure on university campuses to develop processes for enhancing the resilience ...

  • Posted May 31, 2018
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Nudging commuters, big data and bold partnerships: A research-based approach to impacting commuter mode choice at MIT

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Researchers at MIT's Transit Lab, alongside MIT's operational decision-makers, have been examining commuter patterns at MIT for years. They helped launch a pilot collaboration between MIT and the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Riverbank Climate Collaboration: How MIT and BU are preparing for Climate Change from Both Sides of the River

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Preparing urban university campuses for the complexities and uncertainties of new and intensifying climate risks requires aggregating diverse expertise and resources including climate science, urban planning, utility and building systems ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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44MW Solar Purchase from Summit Farms

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

In the fall of 2016, MIT joined with two local partners (Boston Medical Center and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation) in a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Dominion Resources ...

  • Posted Oct. 14, 2017
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Analyzing Barriers to Energy Conservation in Residences and Offices: The Rewire Program at the University of Toronto

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of Toronto (ON)

Conducting a barriers analysis is an important first step when designing proenvironmental behavior change interventions. Yet, detailed information on common barriers to energy conservation campaigns remains unavailable. Using a pair ...


Sharing the Load: Aggregating Renewable Energy Purchases with Others

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

The idea of pooling resources to increase bargaining power is not new. But it is being newly applied to renewable energy purchases. Now, no matter the size or location of ...

  • Posted March 9, 2017
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Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education: Volume 1

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This Handbook offers an overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (e.g., via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their ...


Meet Universities who are Reinventing Relevance via Innovation Districts that include Corporations and Cities.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Morphosis Architecture (NY)

Join Jane Talkington for a national overview on Innovation Districts, a burgeoning new form in which the university can GO BEYOND campus boundaries to create relevance by building interdisciplinary capacity ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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MIT's Sustainability DataHub

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Datasets are ubiquitous at MIT. The Institute collects large volumes of data on a variety of subjects related to the sustainability effort. However, these datasets are housed in diverse and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The mercury game: evaluating a negotiation simulation that teaches students about science-policy interactions

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Environmental negotiations and policy decisions take place at the science-policy interface. While this is well known within academic literature, it is often difficult to convey how science and policy interact ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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Campus Sustainability: The Next 10 Years

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Emory University (GA)

Enjoy this plenary session that examines institutional sustainability advancements of both where we've been and we we are going.

Speakers include:

Julia Newman, Massacusetts Institute of Technology

Harold Glasser ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Living Wage Calculator

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Living Wage Calculator (U.S.) was first created in 2004 by Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The living wage model is an alternative measure ...


Designing for Scalability: How to take campus solutions to scale for maximum impact around the globe

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Campus sustainability has the unique potential to bring new knowledge and innovative solutions to bear on the world's greatest climate challenges. Campuses serve as ideal incubators – test beds – for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: Campus Sustainability: The Next 10 Years

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

The campus sustainability movement has grown enormously since AASHE's founding in 2005. The members of this all-star panel of leading campus sustainability practitioners and advocates will reflect on this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strengthening Sustainability through External Partnerships

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Through participation in the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Cambridge Community Compact for a Sustainable Future, Boston University, Harvard University, and MIT are partnering with peers in higher education, health ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campuses as Living Laboratories for Sustainable Communities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • EcoDistricts (OR)

How can universities use ecodistricts to create transformational change in the campus setting? What are the key roles for academic institutions to accelerate sustainable neighborhood development in their communities? This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Cornerstone of Sustainability: Implementing an Efficiency Master Plan

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • ERS (MA)

Across the nation, campuses striving for leadership on sustainability and climate change need to make energy efficiency the cornerstone of their efforts. The first step to achieving every aspect of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Successes and Challenges of MIT's Utility Partnership for Energy Efficiency

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

In May 2010, MIT established MIT Efficiency Forward: a ground breaking, multi-million dollar collaborative energy conservation and efficiency program with our electric and gas utility company NSTAR. The program is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Behavior Matters: Program Results from Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Cornell

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)

Sustainability communication, education, and implementation tools that address the triple bottom line of sustainability- environment, economy, and social equity—behavioral programs at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Cornell showcase the importance ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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GHG External Reporting: Collaborate, Collect, Report

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Keene State College (NH)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability coordinators have limited time and resources to commit to greenhouse data collection and reporting, and the growing number of climate registries, tools and initiatives can be daunting to navigate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Conceptualizing a Cutting Edge Sustainability Program

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)

Since sustainability programs are still relatively new, there is considerable debate on what are the most salient factors that contribute to an effective campus sustainability program. It is clear that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory that provides R&D and related services for industry and government clients with a focus in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Solid-State Solar-thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC CENTER)

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The S3TEC Center aims at advancing fundamental science and developing materials to harness heat from the sun and convert this heat into electricity via solid-state thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic technologies. Solar ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Excitonics

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The mission of the Center for Excitonics is to develop the science and technology of excitons, to reveal the fundamental characteristics of these crucial quasi-particles, and enable new solar cells ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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The Eni-MIT Alliance

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The eni-MIT Alliance is a strategic partnership dating back to 2008 when eni became a Founding Member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). As a member of MITEI – and its ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MIT Energy Initiative

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Through these three pillars, the Initiative develops the technologies and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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SB in Environmental Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The program trains students to understand, invent, and lead with creative design, and prepare our students to define the future and change the world. Real-world projects and research experiences are ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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SB in Planning

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Those students who choose to major in the Department earn a Bachelor of Science (SB) in Planning, an interdisciplinary pre-professional major designed to prepare students for careers in both the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Master of Science degree for students who wish to study a particular research area in greater depth than their undergraduate work ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Planning Certificate

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Any student in DUSP who meet the requirements will be eligible to receive an of Environmental Planning Certificate when he or she graduates. The requirements are completion of (1) 11 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MIT Sloan Sustainability Certificate

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The MIT Sloan Sustainability Certificate was designed to develop a community of innovative leaders with the essential capabilities to change the game. These include understanding sustainability issues in depth, systems ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of City Planning

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

A collection of subjects and requirements to be taken during the students two years in the MCP program constitute a core experience viewed as central to the professional program and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MEng in Environmental Engineering

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

This specialty in our Master of Engineering program equips students with the knowledge and methods needed for a professional career in environmental protection. Subjects include surface and groundwater hydrology; water ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Toward a greener campus : Experiments with sustainable resource management at one Mexican university and two United States universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Modern society faces a range of difficult resource management problem like climate change, acid rain and soil depletion. To confront problems like these successfully, educational institutions, along with all other ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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A Transit Pass in Everyone's Hand? - Implementing Unlimited Access Pass Programs as a Strategy to Increase Transit Ridership

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Unlimited Access Pass (UAP) Programs -- arrangements between transit agencies and universities that provide transit passes to group members at a heavily discounted rate through a group purchase program -- have become ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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