MIT Creates Plan for a Sustainable Campus

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MIT Creates Plan for a Sustainable Campus

by Vikas Vij

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A new plan to transform #MIT into a state-of-the-art sustainable campus http://bit.ly/1JcTtMq via @Justmeans #sustainability
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 8:00am

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A university campus offers a great environment in which to implement sustainability. Particularly, an innovation-driven university can create a durable system where new and promising ideas can be continually incorporated. In addition to following known best practices, sustainable innovation can turn a university campus into a model for embracing new processes that can be replicated by others.

MIT has come up with a preliminary plan to align the operations of its 168-acre campus along a core set of sustainability principles. The plan sets priorities for sustainable buildings, storm water and land management, materials, and greener labs.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

 

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