Thursday December 12
8:30AM-6PM Whitehead Institute
MIT Water Summit 2013
Friday July 12 - Thursday January 1
CANCELLED—Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact EconomyE62-250 –
Guest Speaker: Jigar Shah
MIT Water Summit 2013Whitehead Institute –
The MIT Water Club is pleased to announce the first MIT Water Summit, a landmark event that will bring together experts from industry, academia, government, and investment to discuss the challenges and cutting-edge developments in the water sector. The all-day event is composed of thought provoking panel discussions featuring panelist from MIT, GE, Tufts University and many more.Read More
A cocktail reception will follow the discussion, providing an opportunity to mingle and interact in more depth with the speakers. The event will be held on December 12, 2013 at Whitehead Institute, MIT. Register now at their website at waterclub.mit.edu.
MIT students, faculty and staff get in free!
Hult Prize @ MITE51-345 –
Interested in launching a social venture, winning $1 million, and meeting Bill Clinton?
Join the Hult Prize initiative taking place at MIT Sloan!
This year, the competition will focused on healthcare, specifically non-communicable diseases in urban slums.
Sign up for the pitch competition at: http://hult-prize-sloan.squarespace.com/
Film Series: 180∘ South (2010)TBD –
A cult classic for lovers of Patagonia Inc, the film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.
Co-sponsored by Thoughtforms and the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan
Film Series: The Last CallTBD –
40 years ago a book shook the world. The Limits to Growth became a best seller world wide. It was based on a report by a team of brave scientists from the MIT. Today their message is more relevant than ever: Planet Earth has its limits. Economic growth at full pace will bring our society and environment into overshoot and on the edge of collapse. The documentary Last Call tells the story of the rise and fall, and of today’s rebirth of one of the most controversial and inspiring environmental books of all times. We follow the events through the book’s mentors– Aurelio Peccei and Jay Forrester – and the authors – Dennis and Donella Meadows, Jørgen Randers and Bill Behrens. All different personalities united by their care for future generations.
Film Series: One Day, Everything Will be FreeTBD –
A feature-length documentary about an ecological restoration project run by a utopian community located in one of the most politically complicated and environmentally degraded terrains in the world—in an area of Haiti referred to locally as "the wasteland." The movie explores the motivations, contradictions, and broader implications of Sadhana Forest Haiti, an unlikely reforestation community and agriculture project organized around an alternative, cashless economy in an area of Haiti devastated by soil erosion and social immobility.
Co-Sponsored by the MIT Food & Agriculture Club and the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan
Sixth Annual Sustainability SummitMedia Lab (E14) –
This will be the 6th annual MIT Sustainability Summit and has the theme of “Coastal Cities Sustainable Future”. This theme will focus on challenges that coastal cities face. Major cities around the globe, such as Boston, are facing challenges as population grows, climate changes, food, water, and energy resources become scarce but highly on demand.Read More
Coastal cities are caught at the nexus of three forces that dominate the 21st century: rapid urbanization, climate destabilization, and continued integration of the global economy. These cities exhibit confounding duality. They grew at the boundary of sea and land and are shaped by the tension this geography brings. They are simultaneously threatened by the capriciousness of climate change and integral to networks of global trade. If coastal cities can navigate a transition towards sustainability and resilience, it may offer a path forward for the rest of the planet. This conference challenges traditional notions of urban development to ask how coastal cities can be the key to global sustainability.
Over the two day event, we will explore the challenges of achieving sustainability in these cities that must balance their role as a home to hundreds of millions of people with their role as major throughways for goods and knowledge in an interconnected world. We will hear from leaders in infrastructure, finance, government, fisheries, climate change, and technology about successes and failures of cities seeking this balance. Throughout the event participants will have the opportunity to experience the complexities of decision making in these coastal urban contexts in workshops, role playing simulations, and computer-based games.
To stay updated on the Summit, please check our website.
Film Series: ELEMENTALTBD –
An inspiring and unusually intimate portrait of modern environmental activism, ELEMENTAL inter-weaves the stories of three remarkable eco-warriors from across the globe. Separated by oceans, the characters in this film share an unwavering commitment to protecting nature.