How can MIT be a game-changing force for campus sustainability?
Eight working groups and committees from across MIT - each tasked with developing recommendations related to campus sustainability on topics ranging from climate change to stormwater - convened as one powerful collective at MIT SustainabilityConnect on March 2, 2015. Attendees made new and vital connections with each other, generated game-changing ideas for the future, and kicked off the process of sustainable campus-wide transformation. The one-day forum combined presentations from topical experts with hands-on working sessions.
Welcoming Remarks: Inventing the Future of MIT Campus Sustainability
Julie Newman, Director, MIT Office of Sustainability | Slides | Video
Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive Vice President & Treasurer | Slides | Video
Framing Our Future: How Can MIT be a Game-changing Force for Campus Sustainability?
Frank O’Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MITEI (Moderator)
Vladimir Bulovic, Associate Dean for Innovation, Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT School of Engineering
Jeremy Poindexter, Graduate student, MIT Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Photovoltaics Research Laboratory
John Charles, Vice President for MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)
Henry (Jake) Jacoby, William 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
Working Session 1: Creating Game-changing Plans for MIT Campus Sustainability
Designing Tomorrow’s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation
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 Beauvais, Project 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
Working Session 2: Designing Tomorrow's Campus
Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Founder, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and Academy for Systemic Change