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MIT alumni and students could use a helping hand from alumni with relevant experience in choosing a green career.
ClimateX is a platform where MIT Alumni can learn climate-related science, technology and policy while transitioning into a green career
Open a revolving alumni fund for campus sustainability projects, that roll proceeds forward to do more projects. http://goo.gl/2CMkEX
MIT alumni can help implement CoLab's award-winning “Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and Organization.”
The wisdom of crowd effect denotes the surprisingly accurate estimates that crowds can provide. The MIT crowd can be leveraged in forecasts.
Think globally, act locally has long been a rallying cry for the only effective way to produce global change.
Engage alumni in the sustainability process by creating an interactive app directly tying donations to sustainable/resilient improvements
MIT 2050 – Carbon neutral, sustainable & resilient. Driven by the new MIT ADAPT Center & realized through 7 key resilient interventions.
1. Read the book ;Yes We Can ! - The world is in crisis, can we fix it?; Technology based solutions detailed 2. Blog on 3. Find your role
The collaborative use of wikis and #tags will enable MIT alumni to share their collective know-how towards solutions for global problems
Watershed Moments, Healthy Oceans Festivals Benefit Direct Action Environmental Initiative by Community
Applying Climate Research needs Nation management
Pseudo-science fraudsters profiteering at taxpayers' and energy users' expense by falsely whipping up the climate scare should be prosecuted
This simple, impactful and viable idea helps to increase the efficiency of air conditioners by reducing the volume that needs to be cooled.
Creating sustainably harvested bamboo forests to eliminate poverty, pollution, sequester CO2 and provide food, building materials, textiles!
Through technical innovations and refined operational paradigms the GHG emissions of the maritime sector will be drastically reduced.
MIT Alumni should focus on mentoring & engaging in communication with the next generation of leaders in science here is a fun way to do it!
The only thing keeping me from becoming an astronaut is joining USAF Reserves and earning a 4 year degree in a STEM field, I can do this!
Solve the Penetration Paradox that limits developng economies from adopting lower cost renewables in lieu of oil-fired generation.
Tanzania has vast natural gas resources and is building the largest port in Africa. Revenues from gas could render Bagamoyo Carbon neutral.
Pricing carbon is the most efficient and politically feasible mechanism to effect an economy wide reduction in greenhouse gas consumption.
Create a global network of MIT alums focussed on cities to catalyze and implement innovative climate solutions to help stay within 2°C.
Better data, metrics, and communication on building insulation efficiency will yield large reductions in CO2 emissions.
Let us support the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) and assist them in tackling these two very important missions!
Time to quit the architectural statements and monumentalism and take a planet preserving step...stop building!
MIT Solutions to global warming will bring affordable clean energy to billions of people, especially in the developing world.
I would like to see a discussion that focuses on convincing world leaders that a human extinction scenario is a real possibility.
Build a global network of university research teams to create solar based automated elevated mobility systems with support of MIT alumni
Empower cleantech innovation, development and scale up by democratizing the fundraising process.
The climate challenge can be a platform to create 'shared value' between MIT and the MIT alumni network - to the benefit of all!
MIT Steam Tunnel Society engages all members of the community: alumni, students, staff, and faculty as we rethink a sustainable campus.
Climate change is not suitably addressed because the academics leading the response are not up to the task. MIT must try to change this.
The oceans control our weather to a large extent. I believe the tecnnology exists to restore the polar ice caps and modify the jet streams.
Use the power of greed to stop global warming.
MIT sponsors rigorous scientific debate between the two opposing camps: How significant is CO2's impact on global temperature?
CSRE-engine for including social responsibility in corporate sourcing/siting decisions to minimize manufacturings world environmental impact
http://solidnate.deviantart.com/art/Alt-energy-concept-565502738 Bouy and counter bouy I.E weaker boyant bouy creates tention on a line
Hilton Head Island is a coastal BARRIER Island that could disappear with sea level rise so reducing any amount of climate change is CRITICAL
Renewable (and perhaps nuclear) energy sources can best replace fossil sources by developing liquid renewable fuels as energy carriers.
Ocean thermal is the most abundant renewable energy resource on earth. This cost effective OTEC proposal provide electricity at 2 cent/kwh.
With the emmissions of green house gases set to skyrocket in India over the next few years, we have to help them find cleaner alternatives.
Net Zero is available now with off-the-shelf technologies. We challenge MIT: Lead to 100% Net Zero. Expert team and financiers are ready.
Get stakeholders unanimous, migrate from fossils create a new WW industry by recycling atmospheric CO2 profitably
Create and promote a multi-lingual video clip resource for news media documenting and dramatizing climate change impacts around the world
A global conversion to a vegan diet can save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, according to a United Nations report:
To reduce driving, let's improve the way we pay for the use of parking. Make the cost visible and optional. More choice;less driving.
Cooling datacenters with air is ridiculous! LCS technology cuts datacenter carbon footprint in half - uses no fans, no water and cost less.
Poor countries as growing are the biggest threats to the climate. If we help them to get the renewable energy, we can save the climate.
Provide parking spots in real-time to rides-for-hire services (between rides) while reducing emission caused by unnecessary circling around.
Moving a ton to move a person on highways is expensive and polluting. Change the network to move only the person; power with sunshine.
Time for MIT to say goodbye to the reclaimed swamp land on the Charles river and move to higher ground.
New solar buildings research (SCSA 2013; ARCHITECTONIC REUSE OF WIND TURBINE BLADES and Local Renewable Energy Planning Collaboration.
On the basis of accumulated scientific evidence, MIT should encourage all nations of the world to treat CO2 as an environmental pollutant.
Make real-time energy use information part of our environments, and people will respond naturally.
Deploy microgrids to the developing world using a franchise business model based on open source components to reduce cost.
A MIT Alumni/SDM/VMS/CoLab hybrid would help launch Colab derived AGW mitigation/adaptation concepts in the shortest possible time frame.
One person's trash is another person's solution to climate change.
@MIT Plan 4 Action on #ClimateChange #Occupy'S #hopium|#MotivatedReasoning re #CapitalismFail & its #Anthropocene threats. SoftSci strategy.
Crowdfunding of Dashcameras& wearable Cams &Space International Collections Of visual Scientific Climate Change Data For Science. And more.
Once A Week, Give Our Beautiful Planet A Day Of Rest. A Green Sabbath Day.
Cognitive surplus of millions of undergrads worldwide is squandered as they research uncoordinatedly. MIT alumni can encourage coordination.
Make opportunity (resources from MIT alumni) meet preparation (research and projects by people and organizations from developing countries)
Underwater turbines placed offshore in permanent ocean currents (Gulf Stream, Humboldt Current, etc. could generate a lot of excitement!
The time has come to prove that fusion energy can provide net electricity. MIT has that capability to do that better than anywhere else
MIT has a track record of profitable inventions.Corporations can leverage this to go profitably green.
High-speed podcars are completely powered by renewable energy. They replace a large percentage of flights as well as vehicular traffic.
BBQs burn charcoal, Pyrolitic/Gasifying stoves make Biochar for increased Soil fertility and Soil carbon sequestration.
Match supply to demand with distributed energy storage utilizing web-enabled electric vehicle battery charger - inverter devices
Formulating smart clean energy policies is the most effective way to get businesses & utilities to make changes to mitigate climate change
Park&Pedal is a new multimodal transporation method that provides an alternative to commuters who live too far from work to ride their bike.
Because two German Shepherds use more resources just for their annual food needs than the average Bangladeshi uses each year in total
Remove all CO2 added to the air since the Industrial Revolution, in 1-10 years using a forest of synthetic trees
Setup a collaborative platform where MIT alumni would moderate discussions and mentor the process of bringing innovative ideas to the market
MIT alumni can engage their colleagues and Congress to enact effective carbon pricing in the form of a Carbon Fee and Dividend.
Climate change presents economic and environment challenges that are addressed in detail in Jobenomics' Energy Technology Revolution Plan.
Create a one time donation program where alumni can opt out of being contacted again for donations to support sustainability projects.
MIT Alumni can take an easy step to reduce hme electricity use 10% at virtually no cost. Save power, cut emissions, and convince others!
Fuel cells produce electricity & heat without combustion in a clean chemical reaction. Hydrogen can be made from renewable resources.
Rebuild, re-energize, redirect
What is a clean, scalable energy solution to what ails our species and the environment worth? More than we the people ever thought possible.
Excessive material consumption is the culprit, yet an economic necessity. Consumption of cultural products can solve and yet enrichen Life.
Joint development of low-cost Room-temperature DNA or pheophytin-catalyzed fuel cells may give us an epoch-making change. All are welcome!
Basic Sanitation is the first step to health. Communities, threatened by rising sea levels and without running water still need clean water
Develop basic, cheap technologies to clean up emissions from rapidly expanding coal-fueled power generation in the third world.
PAIR Taxi is an innovative transport solution to incentivise the entire society to embrace ridesharing and reduce carbon emissions.
Persuasive Cities: designing future cities for reshaping societies towards healhier and sustainable routines.
Harness thousands of MIT alumni to offer a massive group discount on solar. Provide real-time measurements, donate some cost savings to MIT
Manufacturing is going local -- technology like 3D printing is enabling the maker economy, fueling local jobs, and reducing carbon
Climate mitigation and adaptation technologies and methods, need metrics that reflect their costs and risks as well as potential benefits.
Satellite data refutes hockey stick data. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/26/lamar-smith-noaas-climate-change-science-fiction/