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Many food vendors around campus are still using styrofoam containers for food take-outs. Examples include the student center second floor cafes (Cafe Spice, Shinkansen and Shawarma Shack), the Chinese food truck on Mass Ave and the...

Ruby Fu January 27, 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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Install Xlerator Dryers in rest rooms in place of paper towels

Kiley Clapper 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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MIT and its contract vendors are providing a lot of services on campus consuming plastics. It will cut down significantly the amount of plastic waste generated on campus if MIT and all the vendors stop using plastics or only use...

Yuran January 11, 2016
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The public library in Greensboro, NC is a shining example (LEED Platinum) of window efficiency. MIT features old buildings with leaky windows that contribute to constantly pumping hot or cold air, year round. This campus would save...

Michael January 5, 2016
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MIT Sloan is at the forefront of sustainability among business schools and even provided every student with a water bottle to cut down on plastic bottle use. However, the school did not install water bottle refill stations anywhere in...

Matthew Kaplan January 5, 2016
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The current MIT Energy Use link is not easily accessible and does not lead to an active site: https://clockworks.kgsbuildings.com/Home.aspx.

Energy usage across MIT's...

Laura Adelman December 28, 2015
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We should not have disposable cups in break rooms in the offices on campus. Instead, we should purchase mugs that could be reused, especially as the break rooms already have dishwashers for sanitization.

Avery Weidman December 28, 2015
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The current MIT Sloan Core Semester involves printing thousands of pages for basic case readings and turning in assignments. Sloan should switch to E-Readers rather than the printed course packs and allow the submission of assignments...

Jennifer Ballen December 12, 2015
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