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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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The MIT campus has numerous outdoor light fixtures that are of the globe-variety, or that otherwise send a significant portion of the light they create uselessly up into the sky, wasting energy and adding to an already light polluted...

William Popov February 6, 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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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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MIT should implement a financial incentive to reduce the carbon footprint of different groups/rooms by taxing them for their electricity use, waste generation, etc. This is often suggested as the best way to reduce nation-wide emissions...

Aliza Opila Abraham May 22, 2015
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Have every aspect of MIT's activities connected to the sustainability initiative. The campus should be designed to show off that MIT cares about and acts on sustainability. Campus operations should deal openly with the immense challenge...

Arne Hessenbruch May 19, 2015
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Most of the information about MIT's energy usage and plans on its web site are out of date. Many of the pages were written in 2010 or 2012 and some describe programs that should have completed by now. Also much of the information is...

Arnold Reinhold May 10, 2015
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With the new MIT.nano building, MIT's energy consumption will increase significantly. MIT could try to either purchase green energy, or itself contribute to a solar/wind farm to try to minimize the CO2 footprint of this new building....

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero May 7, 2015
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There have been on and off proposals to utilize the Grand Junction Railroad tracks that run through the MIT campus for commuter rail service from North Station to the western suburbs. This might be done in conjunction with a proposed...

Arnold Reinhold May 4, 2015
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