Idea Bank

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So many lights that remain on when I leave MIT while nobody is in those offices or labs.
I think we should use a system that turns off automatically the lights of most of the offices and labs after 8:00 pm.
Of note, people...

November 23, 2014
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As a major Boston area institution and the driver of much of the economic growth of Cambridge, MIT should take strong, focused public positions on the planning and operation of the transportation systems in the region. I believe that...

John P Attanucci November 21, 2014
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While MIT already has a progressive transit benefit policy, I believe much more can be done to discourage driving alone to campus. Important new options include eliminating the "transit or parking" benefit choice by moving towards daily...

John P Attanucci November 21, 2014
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The Koch brothers have a considerable amount of political power, at least in the U.S. Their personal political and business preferences aside, they are known to place a significant amount of import on science (e.g. the Koch Institute...

Michael Lewis November 18, 2014
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Don't just divest from fossil fuels, Invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, resiliency and local economies! MIT has a great opportunity to Invest in its Kendall Square development by going for Net Zero emissions in its buildings...

Quinton Zondervan November 18, 2014
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The MIT campus has dozens (if not hundreds) of poorly-designed lamps that illuminate our public spaces. Most of these are of the candelabra or "no cut-off" type, casting the majority of their light upward into the sky or into people's...

William A Popov November 17, 2014
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Carbon-intensive activities at MIT are likely inefficiently priced if social/carbon costs are considered. Examples: printing (free), clothes dryers ($1), parking (?), electricity (free in dorms and campus). To discourage waste and...

Arthur Yip November 16, 2014
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The MIT campus is large - it has many buildings, has its own power plant and solar panels, and it covers a lot of space. MIT should open up parts of its Campus Operations to serve as a technology/solution testbed. Energy and climate...

Arthur Yip November 16, 2014
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MIT can improve the quality of it's windows and window treatments as well as its thermostats and heating/cooling system.

Part of the aesthetic appeal of MIT is the beauty of an old building. Without changing that look, the school...

Michael Beautyman November 15, 2014
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If we continue to financially support fossil fuel industries, nothing is going to change. The university should focus on divesting from fossil fuels and soliciting funding from corporations/companies/organizations that aren't based on...

November 15, 2014
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