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Apr 06 - 28 2023

Earth Month at MIT

MIT departments, labs and centers will celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April. See below for a current listing of environment, sustainability and climate change-themed events in April 2023.

MIT Symposium for Advancing Climate Education

Thursday, April 6 to Friday, April 7, all day
Location: The MIT Samberg Conference Center
Host: MIT Climate Education Working Group
A series of expert sessions on teaching climate change in higher education. View the agenda here.
Register online by April 2 or in person at the event, space permitting.

Climate and the Classroom: Unlocking the Potential of K-12 Education for Climate Action

Thursday, April 13, 1-2 pm
Host: MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
In this webinar, specialists in K-12 climate education will discuss the benefits of climate education in a variety of courses at the high school level and earlier, and the challenges teachers face in finding or creating appropriate climate coursework and bringing it to their classrooms. They will introduce resources for teaching climate, best practices from schools and educational institutions around the U.S., and new ideas to support teachers at every level, and take audience questions.
Register here to connect to the webinar

America’s Big Year of Climate Action: A TILclimate Liveshow

Wednesday, April 19, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: The MIT Museum
Host: MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Between November 2021 and August 2022, the United States passed a series of bills featuring the largest investments in climate change solutions in history. But the size of these investments is not the whole story. They also commit the U.S. to a new approach to climate: creating large consumer markets, demonstrating new technologies quickly, and manufacturing at a massive scale at home.
Join TILclimate, MIT’s award-winning climate change podcast, for our first live show event, as host Laur Hesse Fisher sits down with Dr. Elisabeth Reynolds—Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, former Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development in the White House, and a partner in the investment firm Unless focused on industrial transformation—to understand the new course of American climate action, why it came about, and what it means for the U.S. and the world moving forward.
The show will take place from 11:00 to 12:30 with time for audience questions, and will be followed by a light lunch for all attendees.
Register for a free ticket here

MITEI Earth Day Colloquium

Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-7:15 pm
Host: MIT Energy Initiative at the Tang Center
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) will present an Earth Day Colloquium on Wednesday, April 19. Speaker to be confirmed. The event will also include a poster session themed MIT research for a changing planet, where MIT students will share their research on water, food, energy, and the environment. The poster session is co-hosted by MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water & Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS), MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), and MITEI.

Making Sustainable Design, from the Classroom to the World

Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 pm
Location: The MIT Museum
Host: Morningside Academy for Design
How can design address different dimensions of sustainability? We will explore this question through three dialogues, ranging from the design of solar-powered vehicles, to the definition of analytical and sensing mechanisms to improve buildings’ thermal performance, to the elaboration of energy-efficient systems to cook. The event will show how sustainable design solutions are possible for every scale and context, and how these solutions can transition from academic experimentation and research to real-world implementation.
Register here.

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