Idea Bank

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Partner with vendors to charge a tax for getting disposable foodware (e.g. 10 cents for a styrofoam container and plastic utensils, 5 cents for biodegradable utensils) or provide discount for bringing reusable things (e.g. get 5 cents...

Stephanie Chin February 27, 2016
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MIT's alumni are an incredible resource - living in geographies around the world, working across a variety of industries and sectors, they are a scientifically informed, pragmatic community of leaders. Let's mobilize them to...

Jason Jay February 22, 2016
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Creating biodiesel generates glycerol as a by-product, which can then be used to make homemade soap! Loyola University Chicago has their campus vehicles (like MIT shuttles) running off homemade biofuel and all their soap is created on...

Andy Trattner February 15, 2016
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When small groups (labs, offices, etc.) renovate their spaces, furniture is usually discarded via (1) the reuse@mit.edu list, (2) movers who take it to the campus equipment exchange, or (3) the trash (...

Emily - MIT employee February 11, 2016
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The Libraries are planning a remodel of Hayden in the future. I’d like to the Office of Sustainability to have input into the design and implementation of green ideas.

Michelle Miller February 10, 2016
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Maintaining lawn spaces requires energy use (mowing equipment), water (which is often wasted watering sidewalks when jets are aligned properly) and often fertilizers. By opting to plant native plants and flowering shrubs, water use can...

Tara Henrichon February 8, 2016
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The program should eventually be run campus-wide, but run a pilot to first sort out the logistics and garner additional support:

1) Establish a recycling committee for 3 buildings (classrooms, labs, dormitory).
2) Conduct a...

Jennifer Hiser January 26, 2016
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How would our city be if there were 10% or 15% less cars on the streets?
A effective carpooling app that took into account communities such as universities, companies and schools, linked with facebook and the institutions where...

Max Calderon January 19, 2016
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