Campus Climate Action Forum Community Ideas Overview

At the Campus Climate Action Forum, co-hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the MIT community gathered to hear an update on Pillar E progress as outlined in A Plan for Action on Climate Change and to share ideas for the next five years of campus-level climate action. 

The event sourced ideas from the MIT community through a plenary session and 12 facilitated breakout rooms, as well as ideas shared live in the event chat and beforehand through a Google Form open to the community regardless of event attendance. Through these channels of engagement, several themes emerged from calls for carbon neutrality, to a desire for more student engagement and more visible markers of climate plan progress, to an increased focus on climate justice and equity, Scope 3 emissions, and greater policy advocacy. 

The eight most common themes sourced from the event are highlighted in this PDF with all themes and ideas shared in the Ideas Appendix.