This past Saturday, over 220 young people, ages 13-18, took over the Stata "Street" and lecture halls as we hosted the 9th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change. It was a beautiful sight! It has been an honor and a pleasure working with the Boston Latin School's Youth Climate Action Network, the organizer of the summit, for almost a decade.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Awareness has been building around the issue of fossil fuel divestment. Not only here in Cambridge, at MIT and Harvard, but across the country and the globe. According to GoFossilFree, universities and colleges, religious institutions and other organizations are examining the way their funds are being invested and are calling for divestment from fossil fuels.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Today I had the opportunity to attend a panel featuring faculty from the MIT Energy Initiative, hosted by the MIT's MISTI program. The speakers (Francis O'Sullivan, Howard Herzog, Jacobo Buongiorno, and Ignacio Perez-Arriaga) presented on various energy options and developments that can help mitigate the effects of CO2 in our atmosphere (i.e.--global climate change).
Monday, February 16, 2015
For the members of our community who are physically able to push the revolving door, it only takes a few extra seconds. But those extra seconds are the real point of it.
A Little More Vegan
Monday, January 26, 2015
Even organic, more-humane dairy operations have negative effects. But I’d rather make my own compromise and stick with it than become another ex-vegan.
Join the Conversation!
Monday, January 19, 2015
Last semester, on September 19th, Vice President for Research, Maria Zuber, announced the launching of MIT's Conversation on Climate Change. The mission is " to explore and assess the broad range of actions that MIT could take to make a significant positive contribution to confront climate change." This campus-wide initiative seeks input from the MIT community on how best we can effect change, in both large and small ways.
Feet to the Fire
Monday, September 22, 2014
My new role here at MIT pushed me to state clearly and in the presence of others that climate change mattered to me. And once I said it, I realized I had to live it, too. I couldn’t just care at work.