EcoExpo exhibition to showcase MIT's cutting-edge sustainability initiatives

Wednesday, April 25, 5-7 p.m., Stata Center TSMC Lobby, Cambridge, Mass.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20, 2007 — MIT will host EcoExpo, a free sustainability exhibition open to the public that will bring together students and student groups from across the Institute to showcase the full range sustainability initiatives being developed at MIT.

EcoExpo is the culmination of MIT students' commitment over the past few years to take on the challenges of global sustainability across the realms of technology, business, and science.

Exhibitors will include students from MIT's Sloan School of Management, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, and Biodiesel@MIT — which won this year's $25K GE/mtvU Ecomagination Challenge competition — along with many other campus organizations from all over campus.

“These efforts have largely been progressing independently, and no single event to date has presented the full scale and scope of student initiatives to the public,” says organizer Jialan Wang, a PhD candidate in Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan. “The time is now for showing the world our deep commitment to advancing the cause of global sustainability.”

EcoExpo will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. in the Ray and Maria Stata Center TSMC lobby, Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. For more information and a peek at the presenters to date, please visit the EcoExpo website or contact Jialan Wang at jialanw@gmail.com.

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