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EDF

The Environmental Defense Fund and MIT Sloan work closely on a variety of issues, from climate change to sustainable fisheries.

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EDF’s Climate Corps places graduate student fellows, including many from MIT, in organizations to help them increase energy efficiency.

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Edgar Blanco

MIT’s Dr. Edgar Blanco studies the environmental impact of transportation logistics and supply chain systems.

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John Sterman

MIT Sloan’s John Sterman has pioneered the use of management flight simulators to better understand a range of urgent sustainability issues.

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Brian Toll uses his MIT Sloan education to become an honest broker of home energy efficiency.

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Next Step Living analyzes home energy efficiency, helping home owners save money with little or no upfront cost.

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WGBH Innovation IdeaLab 2013. Prof. Thomas Malone speaks about the MIT Climate CoLab: crowdsourcing solutions to climate change. Climate CoLab is a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Learn more: www.climatecolab.org

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A stimulating conversation on the role of simulation models and big data in mitigation and adaptation planning, and how they can be opened up to the general public.

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Carter Williams, Managing Director, OI Ventures
MIT Sloan Professional Seminar in Sustainability
October 4, 2011

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Jigar Shah, CEO
MIT Sloan Sustainability Speaker Series
November 2, 2011

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John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management , MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT SDM Conference
October 21, 2010

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Global climate change is a pressing problem currently facing humanity.  The climate crisis calls upon us to engage in effective collective decision making on a global scale.

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Global climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity has ever faced. Fortunately, a new way of solving large, complex problems has become possible in just the last decade or so. Examples like Wikipedia and Linux illustrate how the work of thousands of people can be combined in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ag...

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Our civilization is unsustainable and it is getting worse fast.  The human ecological footprint has already overshot the sustainable carrying capacity of the Earth, while population and economic growth are rapidly expanding our impact.  Meeting the legitimate aspirations of billions to rise out of poverty while reducing our ...

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At some point, every one of us has contemplated more environmentally sustainable ways of living and working, from simple acts like recycling a soda can to bigger changes in business strategy and public policy. However, when we try to have a conversation about our ideas beyond “the choir” of environmental advocates, someone has branded us as a “...

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been extraordinarily successful in the task of knowledge synthesis and risk assessment. However, the strong scientific consensus on the detection, attribution, and risks of climate change stands in stark contrast to widespread confusion, complacency and denial among policymakers...

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From climate change, deforestation, and depletion of fossil fuels to overexploited fisheries, species extinction, and poisons in our food and water, our society is unsustainable and it is getting worse fast. Many advocate that overcoming these problems requires the development of systems thinking. We’ve long been told that the unsus...