MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee to hold community discussion on reducing Institute’s carbon footprint

Students, faculty, and staff will collaborate on roadmap to reduce MIT’s contribution to greenhouse gases.

March 10, 2015

Press Contact

Andrew Carleen
Phone: 617-253-1682
MIT News Office

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Monday, March 12, the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee will host “Creating the Roadmap: Envisioning/Reducing MIT Carbon Footprint,” a community discussion on current and potential strategies for measuring and creating a plan to reduce the Institute’s contribution to climate change from 4-6 p.m. in Room 3-270.

The event will feature a conversation between students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators on the best ways for the Institute to reduce its carbon footprint. The meeting, which will be hosted by committee member and associate professor of architecture Christoph Reinhart, will include interactive polling and Q&A elements to allow in-person and virtual participants to submit ideas, ask questions, and deeply engage with the discussion as it unfolds. 

Last September, the Committee was tasked by Vice President of Research Maria Zuber to launch an open, campus-wide conversation on how MIT can lead in confronting climate change. They are scheduled to produce a final report with key suggestions that encompass the range of views of the community by Commencement 2015.

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Creating the Roadmap: Envisioning/Reducing MIT Carbon Footprint                      

MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee

Thursday, March 12
4-6 p.m.

Room 3-270 (in Building 3)