Idea Bank

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Offices that have a Keurig machine, and use it regularly, should look into the idea of buying reusable k-cups inserts for their employees. Instead of using hundreds of the little plastic k-cups, that go right into a landfill, using a...

Mackenzie Wise February 8, 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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Help any offices who might be using large bottled water dispensers replace them with a filtered dispenser that is connected to an existing water line. This would eliminate the use of large plastic bottle dispensers and emissions when on...

Hien February 2, 2016
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There are several activities toward green culture around the campus. But lets remember the damage of an environmentally-unfriendly minimalist is still much less than an environmentally-friendly consumerist.
As a foreign student at...

Pouya Samani, ESD (MIT Portugal) January 29, 2016
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Highly encourage cafeterias to start charging for disposable plastic forks, spoons, and knifes as well as disposable coffee cups. Encourage people to bring their own silverware and coffee thermos to help reduce really unnecessary waste...

Fernando Madrazo January 27, 2016
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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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