Students sitting-in outside President Reif's office for climate action enjoy the MIThenge at sunset.
A Year of Progress
2015 was an action-packed year for climate! From the release of MIT's Climate Action Plan (and its aftermath) to the Paris Climate Summit, there have been a multitude of activities around campus and beyond, and MITACAL has been there every step of the way! Here are the highlights:
MITACAL is tackling three major initiatives this year. Join us! Read below to learn more, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved – we want to hear your expertise and perspective!
Carbon Pricing We want to help MIT lead the world on enacting a price on carbon – a necessary step to meeting the goals set at the Paris summit – by encouraging them to implement a carbon price on campus operations and to lobby policymakers.
Green Careers MIT alumni are among the best prepared people in the world to tackle energy and climate issues. We want to give alums and soon-to-be grads the tools they need to chart a career path that promotes a sustainable future.
Campus Sustainability MIT can lead by example by transforming campus into a living laboratory of energy efficiency and conservation. We will encourage MIT to set ambitious targets in reducing its carbon footprint.
MITACAL's proposals for a Green Careers Hub and ClimateX were selected as semifinalists in the Climate CoLab competition! After a round of revisions, finalists will be selected on March 29. Assuming MITACAL is in the finals, we'll be asking for your vote between March 29 and April 22. As in every Climate CoLab contest, two winners are selected, one by the judges and one by popular vote. We're hoping to be both! Read more here.
Alum investor leads climate shareholder resolutions MITACAL’s Christine Jantz's firm sponsored resolutions at Apple and Deere & Co to become carbon-neutral by 2030. The resolutions argue that the environmentally-conscious companies can be much stronger climate leaders.