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After 48 years with MIT, Manager of Grounds Services Norman Magnuson reflects on his role in a changing campus and profession

With a focus on designing solution scenarios for MIT for the short and long term, Solving for Carbon Neutrality at MIT, led by instructors Julie Newman and Tim Gutowski, engages students in…

"Any student who is interested in sustainability-related projects on campus should take the opportunity to explore those topics either through working with MITOS or getting engaged in other ways…

Our goal at MITOS is to leverage the campus as a testbed for just, equitable, and scalable solutions to climate change.

"I think that a unique strength of our office is its charge and ethos—-to think differently about how we approach campus challenges."

"Don't be afraid to fail. The point of using the campus as a testbed is to enhance your knowledge, it is an urban living laboratory where not everything will be correct, but the whole process of…

"We believe we help make research happen and help make MIT the best academic institution in the world. Supporting MIT’s Climate Action Plan and reducing on-campus emissions are examples of this…

"Our department is filled with people who like to help solve problems. Helping colleagues understand a process, complete a task, or research a product. Helping students collect data for their…

"Coordination is very important to the Fast Forward initiative and takes not only dedication but also being nimble enough to manage multiple different tasks throughout the day while always keeping…