SustainabilityConnect 2015: Videos & Slides

Staff, faculty, and administrative sponsors convened to support eight working groups and committees tasked with developing recommendations on campus sustainability at SustainabilityConnect on March 2, 2015. The one-day forum combined presentations from topical experts with hands-on working sessions. Check out the videos and presentations below to experience a sampling of the day's events. See the full YouTube playlist here.


Welcoming RemarksInventing the Future of MIT Campus Sustainability

Featuring: Julie Newman, Director, MIT Office of Sustainability and Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive Vice President & Treasurer

Videos of Opening Remarks

Julie Newman, Director, MIT Office of Sustainability (video)

Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive Vice President & Treasurer (video)

Slide Presentations

Julie Newman, Director, MIT Office of Sustainability (slides)

Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive Vice President & Treasurer (slides)

 

Framing Our Future: How can MIT be a game changing force for campus sustainability? 

Featuring:

  • Frank O’SullivanDirector of Research & Analysis, MITEI (Moderator)
  • Vladimir BulovicAssociate Dean for Innovation, Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT School of Engineering
  • Jeremy PoindexterGraduate student, MIT Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Photovoltaics Research Laboratory
  • John CharlesVice President for MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)
  • Henry (Jake) JacobyWilliam F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and Member, MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee
  • Bina Venkataraman, Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute and former senior advisor for climate change innovation in the Executive Office of the US President

Video of Talks

Slide Presentations from Panelists

 

Slide Overview of Working Session Assignment
 

 


Designing Tomorrow’s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation

Featuring:

  • Anne Slinn, Executive Director of Research, MIT Center for Global Change Science and Member, MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee (Moderator)
  • The Cambridge Context: Understanding Risks and Community Preparedness - Nathalie BeauvaisProject Manager/Lead climate change projects from Kleinfelder Associates. Kleinfelder is developing a comprehensive climate change vulnerability assessment for the City of Cambridge
  • Resilient Campus Design James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Campus Goal Setting for Climate Change – Bert Bland, Associate Vice President of Energy and Sustainability, Cornell University

Video of Talks

Slide Presentations of Panelists

 

 


Working Session #2: Designing Tomorrow's Campus 

Slide Overview of Working Session Assignment

 


Closing Remarks 

Featuring: Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Founder, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and Academy for Systemic Change

Video of Peter Senge's Remarks