Thank you for joining us for Sustainability Connect 2023: A Forum on the Future of Sustainability at MIT.
Sustainability Connect brings together the community working to create a more sustainable MIT.
The Sustainability Awards provide recognition to individuals working in support of the sustainable transformation of MIT with a focus on connection, impact, and kindness.
Sustainability Impact Award
Making an impact and leading on sustainable change at MIT
Awardee: Marty O’Brien
Awardee: Safe and Sustainable Labs Service Team
Campus as a Test Bed
Utilizing the campus to test sustainability solutions for MIT and beyond
Awardee: Katerina Boukin
Awardee: Systems Performance and Turnover, Department of Chemistry, and Environment, Health and Safety Team
Student Sustainability Leader
A student who demonstrates exceptional leadership and collaboration within the sustainability community
Awardee: Shiv Bhakta
An individual who has supported transformative change with regards to sustainability within their team
Awardee: Randa Ghattas
Someone shifting operations and/or mindsets from a “use-and-dispose” to “rethink- and-reuse”
Awardee: Jarrod Jones
Awardee: EHS Safety Technician Team
8:30-9 Check in and coffee and breakfast pastries served
9-9:30 Opening Remarks and Marking a Decade of Sustainability at MIT
Julie Newman, Director of Sustainability
9:35-10:15 A Model for Change: Field Reports from Campus as a Test Bed
Moderator | Brian Goldberg, Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability
Panelist | Miho Mazareeuw, MITOS Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Director of the Urban Risk Lab
Panelist |Ken Strzepek, MITOS Faculty Fellow and Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Global Change Science
Panelist | Ippolyti Dellatolas Graduate Student, MITOS Climate Action Sustainability Researcher
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:35-11:15 Sustainability in Motion
An interactive session featuring MIT community members reflecting on their work in sustainable building education, climate resilient landscaping, EV fleet transition, Waste Watchers, Choose to Reuse, and power purchase agreements.
11:15-11:55 On the Horizon: Decarbonizing the Campus, Experiential Learning, and Justice
Panelist | Kate Trimble, Senior Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Panelist | Susy Jones, Senior Sustainability Project Manager
Panelist | John Fernandez, Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Professor School of Architecture and Planning
Panelist | Joe Higgins, Vice President for Campus Services and Stewardship
noon-12:15 Sustainability Awards
1:10-2:15 Workshop: The Future of Sustainability at MIT
Attendees are invited to collaborate with others and share their vision for more sustainable MIT through this interactive workshop.