Idea Bank

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Conservation is one of the best and yet underused strategies in climate change. It is something that can be immediately implemented with immediate results. For example, energy use per room in residences, especially graduate residences...

Jane Chui December 12, 2014
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Disclaimer: not my idea.
See Severin Borenstein's (and Frank Wolak's) proposal:
https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2014/12/...

Arthur Yip December 9, 2014
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Incremental reductions in CO2 and other GHGs are "feel good" actions but simply cannot meet the absolute necessity of reducing emissions to virtually zero asap. On a global scale it is expected that three times the total present US...

Howard Hornfeld December 3, 2014
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Create an email distribution list to notify communications staff and interested researchers of forthcoming climate change news. This could cover content distributed by MIT News and departments labs and centers working on climate...

Audrey E. Resutek December 3, 2014
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With its reputation for helping to solve world problems in a practical and non-partisan way, MIT has a unique opportunity to lead a global problem-solving process on what to do about climate change. Building on the foundation of the...

MIT Climate CoLab team December 2, 2014
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Light pollution causes an unbelievable amount of harm to the environment (energy wasted via stray light), people (increasing risks for obesity, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, breast cancer from disruption of our circadian rhythm...

Tim Brothers - Wallace Observatory December 2, 2014
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Most MIT buildings have turnstiles and doors. A simple sign encourages people to use the turn-stile because it wastes less energy. If a sensor or even simple counter were installed that calculated how much energy was wasted every day (...

Alex Whigham December 2, 2014
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Despite signage requesting 'green' use of revolving doors instead of the others,
most people use the others. Perhaps lighter revolving doors AND onsite
volunteers directing people to these after the change would together...

Leonard D Katz November 24, 2014
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The concept of using algae + sunlight to deconstruct carbon dioxide in the emissions of existing power plants burning coal or oil seems like a much better idea than compressing, transporting and sequestering it. MIT once had such a...

Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel November 24, 2014
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Since a large portion of the MIT population eats on campus, and since food is one of the choices where we can make a choice that has direct implications about our climate impact, it would be great to have some discussions and better...

Charles I Bosse November 24, 2014
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