MIT Sustainability Connect 2019

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Samberg Conference Center, MIT

Chang Building (E52), 7th Floor

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Registration is closed, but if you are interested in attending please email sustainablemit@mit.edu. We will let you know if we have space. Thank you!

Sustainability Connect is an annual event, hosted by the MIT Office of Sustainability, designed to bring together the ecosystem of actors working to create a sustainable campus and world. The event is open to the MIT campus community and will provide deliberate moments to discuss progress on campus sustainability to date, connect with each other, and take part in shaping the future.

Read more:
Sustainability Connect
Pathway to Sustainable Leadership by MIT

Logistics

Date & Time: Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:30AM-2:30PM
Venue: Samberg Conference Center, E52, 7th Floor

Agenda

8:30AM-9AM: Breakfast & Registration

9AM-9:10AM: Welcome: Tony Sharon, Deputy Executive Vice President

9:10AM-9:30AM: Opening Remarks: Setting the stage for the day

  • Video | MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS)
  • Pathway to Sustainability | Andrea Campbell, Dept. Head, Political Science
  • Looking back, looking forward | Julie Newman, Director of Sustainability

9:30AM-10:15AM: A Retrospective of Sustainability at MIT: Successes, missteps, and measurable impacts

  • Moderator | Julie Newman, Director of Sustainability
  • Carbon Neutrality | Joe Higgins, Director, Infrastructure Operations
  • Sustainability Mobility | Michael Owu, Managing Director, Real Estate, MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo)
  • Campus Material Flows | Cecilia Talamantes, Senior Analyst, VPF & Rachel Perlman, Graduate Student, Engineering Systems Division
  • Climate Resiliency | Brian Goldberg, Project Manager, MITOS & Ken Strzepek, Research Scientist, Ctr. for Global Change Science (via video)

10:15AM-10:30AM: Coffee Break

10:30AM–11:30AM: Sustainability in Motion
Rotating roundtable discussions to get us informed, moving, and connected across sustainability at MIT

11:30AM–11:45AM: Table Reflection: Connections & Insights

11:45AM-12:30PM: Designing the Future of Sustainability Education at MIT: A conversation with students, faculty, staff, and alum

  • Moderator | Kate Trimble, Senior Associate Dean & Director, Office of Experiential Learning
  • Panelists:
  • Peter Godart, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering; Instructor, Capstone MechE design courses (winner of Sustainability Incubator Award)
  • Rebecca Grekin, Year 4, Chemical Engineering; Undergrad. Association Committee on Sustainability Co-Chair, Waste Watchers Co-Founder
  • David McGee, Assoc. Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
  • Susanne Rasmussen, Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning for the City of Cambridge; Master's degree, City Planning from MIT

12:30PM–1:30PM: Lunch, featuring locally-sourced seafood, veggies, dairy and more

1:30-2:30PM: Ideation Session: Community input into campus priorities
Water; materials & recycling; and communicating sustainability

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Samberg Conference Center, MIT

Chang Building (E52), 7th Floor

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02142

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