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Insist on recyclable or compostable food containers at campus eateries and food trucks.

Zahra Khan November 10, 2014
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I oftentimes work late and when I leave building 14, I'm frequently astounded by the number of lights that remain on all night - and the number of computers that are never turned off either. The Hayden Library is probably the most...

Seth Mnookin November 10, 2014
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A huge amount of research is being done in the Nuclear Fusion field at the moment, and the potential benefits are amazing. Stories such as the New Yorker's "A Star in a Bottle" (...

Matthew Drayer November 10, 2014
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Hi, Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in on climate change at MIT. I strongly recommend that MIT be more circumspect in regards to who it associates with in regards to donors. The Koch brothers, who financed a huge cancer research...

Molly Ruggles November 10, 2014
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Reduce the availability of animal-derived products on campus, promote plant-based diets for the MIT community, and divest from animal agriculture operations. The supply chain and environmental impact of animal agriculture contributes at...

Sean M Kearney November 10, 2014
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I heartily agree with MIT class of '72 alumnus Michael Hassett's letter to the editor in the November 7th edition of The Tech: http://tech.mit.edu/V134/N53/...

Eugenia C Beh November 10, 2014
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Find a way to turn off lights in public areas in Stata when not needed. I last discussed this with Peter Cooper in 2012. I realize it's a non-trivial task, but the wastage is appalling. On each floor there are about 20 or 30 high power...

Daniel Jackson November 10, 2014
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MIT claims to be serious about climate change and energy efficiency, but the Institute's general actions run to the contrary. For example, Building 14N, the building in which I work, has many windows that simply don't close, leading to...

Jeffrey Pearlin November 10, 2014
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Let's provide incentive for folks to work from home. Perhaps there are ways to provide managerial oversight through the internet. MIT could become a global leader that embraces a decentralized workforce. The first question is: What is...

Jordan Briggs Lewis November 10, 2014
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