Idea Bank

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Using water for cleaning oneself after using the washroom is something that is prevalent in may other countries Europe and Asia. However, USA has not changed at all from using paper towels. MIT can set an example by installing bidets in...

Divya Panchanathan April 8, 2016
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The Lobby 7 entrance from Mass Ave is one of MIT's highest traffic and most visible doorways. If that rule of thumb about revolving doors wasting 1/8 the energy of old-school swinging doors is real, then a high-throughput revolving...

Curt Newton March 2, 2016
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Incorporate the carbon/environmental footprint into the price of food in retail dining locations, e.g., increase the price of meat options relative to vegetable options. Use the increased price on meat to subsidize local/low-carbon...

Amy Gobel February 28, 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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Stop leaving infinite reams of paper around every athena cluster, reduce the print limit to something reasonable so people can appreciate that its not an infinite resource and be driven toward electronic solutions.

Huertas February 15, 2016
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From the food trucks to the retail dining at W20, most of them use styrofoam boxes as the packages of our lunch. When there are other alternative materials for lunch boxes, we still keep using styrofoam what cannot be composed or...

Ju February 15, 2016
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We have several main composting bins in Stata, Lobby 10, and a few more elsewhere, but having more in strategic locations would be good. Dorms without dining halls, the student center, and department hubs should also be given composting...

Brynna Downey February 15, 2016
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Ban styrofoam on campus. Fairly simple and easy to implement. It can be an add on to other major projects that are being submitted through this Idea Bank.

Jane Fessenden February 15, 2016
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Could Procurement or *the crowd* offer recommendations for purchasing based on sustainability?

For example, does ordering supplies from Staples have a smaller or larger carbon footprint than ordering from Amazon (or is the...

Emily - MIT employee February 11, 2016
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