Join us Wednesday, 11/3 for an MIT climate tune-in!

October 27, 2021

To the members of the MIT community,

This past May, with the publication of Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade, we committed the Institute to an even more ambitious set of actions to help the world address the accelerating climate change crisis.

You’re invited to an update on the Fast Forward plan, next week.

MIT Climate Tune-In: A Virtual Event
Wednesday, November 3
4:00–5:15 pm ET

An ASL interpreter will be available during the event.

A recording of the webinar will be available to view shortly after the event.

Laur Hesse Fisher of the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), host of MIT’s acclaimed TILclimate podcast, will moderate the tune-in. Audience members will be able to submit questions. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Professors Noelle Selin and Anne White, recently named the co-chairs of the new MIT Climate Nucleus, will talk about their plans for the coming year.
  • We’ll hear the latest from Joe Higgins, Vice President for Campus Services and Stewardship; Julie Newman, Director of Sustainability; student Eva Then; and postdoc Kevin Kircher about efforts to reduce our campus carbon footprint.
  • Sarah Meyers, ESI’s Education Program Manager; students Derek Allmond and Natalie Northrup; and postdoc Peter Godart will talk about MIT’s expanded educational offerings on climate and sustainability.
  • On the heels of a significant fusion breakthrough last month, Professor Dennis Whyte will talk about how remarkably far we’ve come, and where we need to go, on the path to commercial fusion energy. (For background, see this explainer and listen to this TILclimate episode.)
     

Next week’s tune-in will be the first of what we hope will be many opportunities following the publication of Fast Forward to hear updates on the wide range of work happening across campus and spark conversations within our community.

We’re planning an informative, lively event. I hope you can make it.

Sincerely,

Maria T. Zuber
Vice President for Research