On-campus carbon tax

Aliza Opila Abraham
May 22, 2015

MIT should implement a financial incentive to reduce the carbon footprint of different groups/rooms by taxing them for their electricity use, waste generation, etc. This is often suggested as the best way to reduce nation-wide emissions, so doing it on campus would demonstrate its effectiveness while reducing MIT's carbon footprint.



Elizabeth Fisher on July 10, 2015

Great idea. What would you do with the money that is collected? That is where the conversation often gets bogged down in the US legislature. Return it all to households/students like the carbon fee and dividend idea, use if for research into green energy, use it to fund a corporate tax break/department "tax" break, use it for the poor/scholarships, etc.?