MIT Climate Countdown is hosted by Fossil Free MIT – a student group made up of MIT undergrads, grad students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and alumni brought together by our shared concerns for the burgeoning dangers of human-made climate change, but, in equal measure, by a sense of shared opportunity to rise with the occasion.
We are part of an international climate change divestment movement spanning more than 500 campaigns on four continents. We are petitioning the MIT leadership to divest our Institute’s $13.5 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry, as part of a multi-faceted MIT climate action plan.
MIT Climate Countdown co-sponsors:
UA Sustainability Committee – our vision is to be a leading force in sustainability, spread environmental awareness, and inspire community action. We aim to achieve our vision by tackling the following avenues:
foster green habits
drive policy reform
provide resources to enable sustainable lifestyles
connect environmental issues to economic, social, and political issues on both global and local scales
The Sustainability Subcommittee of the GSC is a subcommittee of the Housing and Community Affairs committee of the Graduate Student Council (GSC). We encourage graduate student engagement in environmental sustainability and aim to drive changes on campus that would benefit the environment as well as student life. As part of the graduate community, GSC Sustainability is working to increase sustainability practices within the GSC and at graduate dorms by working with the GSC executive committee and environmental chairs at dorms. In addition to the graduate community, we collaborate with the UA Sustainability, the Office of Sustainability, and MIT Facilities on numerous projects and initiatives.
MIT Alumni for Climate Action Leadership (MITACAL) is a group of climate-conscious alumni encouraging MIT to take bold leadership on climate action.
Radius is a community of scholars and citizens who care deeply about the role of science and technology in bringing about positive change. Radius is a ministry of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at MIT, and grows out of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’s commitment to peace, justice, and upholding human dignity.
The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative seeks to inspire change by engaging people in open dialogue around sustainability issues and challenging them to consider their own values related to social justice, care for future generations, and the flourishing of life. With the greater MIT community, we innovate and collaborate to find social, economic, and environmental solutions to pressing systemic challenges.
The MIT Food and Agriculture Club (MIT FAC) brings together students – and other MIT community members – to coordinate and support work in the areas of food and agriculture. We tackle the complex, systemic problems facing local and global agriculture systems in the following ways:
Explore the food we eat, where it comes from, and the challenges along the supply chain from farm to table.
Create innovative technology, policy, and business solutions that address systemic issues and create lasting value.
Connect people who are passionate about food and agriculture within and beyond the MIT community.
Members of the MIT FAC are actively engaged in advocating for and supporting the development of a more sustainable food system on our own campus, as well as enhancing MIT’s role in contributing to global agricultural sustainability.
MIT Water Club – The leading student network for water research & innovation.
The MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter aims to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world. We strive to create an environment and community that ensures that all Sloan students graduate thinking about their social impact.
The 2016 MIT Sustainability Summit is a student-led event that takes place every year during Earth Week on the MIT campus, drawing more than 350 attendees ranging from professionals to academics and students. The summit has emerged as a premier issue-driven event, featuring discussions with thought leaders and expert practitioners. The 2016 MIT Sustainability Summit will accelerate Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (SOI) – creating value for customers while making possible an environmentally and socially sustainable future.