Third annual conference explores innovation, social justice, and the Institute as a living lab for sustainability.
More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations.
Laboratories at MIT can and do push boundaries beyond their primary research. Case in point: this year several labs signed on to reduce waste and hazardous materials and conserve energy and water.
There are many ways to reuse on campus. Carry your own water bottle and fill it for free at one of the many refillable water stations at MIT. Join the firstname.lastname@example.org email list and get notifications of items that people are giving away. Come to the monthly Choose to Reuse events at the Stata Center and get lots of reusable stuff for free!
Classy and beautiful. Words like these aren’t often used to describe waste containers, but that’s just what’s being said about the newest bins on campus. The bins were custom made by Max-R from 97% post-consumer HDPE – milk jugs.
SustainabilityConnect 2016, the second annual conference sponsored by MIT’s Office of Sustainability, embraced the local and the global in equal measure. Held on May 9 in the newly renovated Building E52, the conference drew faculty, students and staff from across the Institute and addressed issues ranging from rising sea levels to greenhouse gas emissions, from green labs to an MIT roof study.
Earth Day and seeds are a natural match. So MIT’s Environment, Health and Safety Office (EHS) awarded $5000 in seed money on April 22 as part of its Green Lab contest. This funding will be used to help labs conserve resources, including energy, water, hazardous materials, and waste.
Four MIT labs won $1000 seed money prizes:
St. Patty’s Day is still a month away, but the Environment, Health and Safety Office (EHS) is already thinking green by sponsoring a Green Labs Contest. It’s meant to encourage resource conservation and reduce costs in MIT’s labs.
The deadline for registering is March 1, so please let your labs know about this contest today!
Presented by Kelsea Gusk, R.D., LDN; Registered Dietitian, MIT Recreation Sports
A busy life can tend to lead to takeout, extra-large coffees, and eating on the run. Learn tips to improve your ability to pack healthy meals and snacks so you can plan your hectic daily routine. Tools for shopping quickly, saving money, and eating for sustained energy will be discussed. In addition, you’ll learn a quick any-day, any-where body weight circuit to complete for daily fitness. Healthy living doesn’t have to take up a lot of time to still be a priority.
The Office of Sustainability will be hosting this event to work together to define the future of campus sustainability at MIT. SustainabilityConnect 2015 will convene the staff, faculty, administrative sponsors, and key partners supporting the working groups and committees tasked with developing recommendations on campus sustainability.
By invitation only