MIT Climate Mitigation Solutions 2016
CoLab members create proposalsJan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
In October 2015, MIT announced a goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by 2030, and currently plans to explore reaching the scientifically necessary goal of carbon neutrality. The Plan for Action on Climate Change challenges the MIT community and partners to invent solutions that would help realize this goal, and harness the demonstration capacity of MIT to model, scale, and deploy innovative mitigation solutions. As MIT creates a path to reducing emissions over the next 15 years and beyond, we must consider not only what actions are necessary and feasible, but which will best harness the strengths of the MIT campus and community as a test bed for climate solutions.
This contest seeks ideas which successfully help MIT meet the 32% reduction goal or beyond, and harness the unique capacity of a research institution to demonstrate climate solutions. As a research-intensive institution in a dense urban environment, planning for a low-carbon future at MIT presents unique challenges and opportunities to demonstrate climate-savvy planning, building, and engineering – as well as human engagement and innovation.