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I think a switch to coreless toilet paper would cut down on waste. Most industrial size paper is coreless. They are not individually wrapped which saves on waste. Also, maintenance would not have to replace the rolls as often.

Desiree A Hayes March 12, 2015
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Have a grant for students to actually design and implement a large-scale green project on campus.

Holly R Josephs February 16, 2015
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There are some universities that are stereotypically "green." MIT is not very often considered in this category. We propose adding an optional or mandatory essay/short response on the admissions application regarding sustainability to...

Holly R Josephs February 16, 2015
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Please provide more working water fountains and water bottle filling stations around campus. This will discourage use of single serving bottled water, which is a huge problem for the environment on many fronts. We are so fortunate in...

Nancye Mims January 19, 2015
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MIT is proposing a major new development in Kendall Square. Yet none of the press releases make any mention of any environmental consideration. It may be a long time before old buildings get retrofitted and upgraded but why not make a...

Deborah Douglas December 24, 2014
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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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