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Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, MIT Office of Sustainability (Cambridge, MA)

The Senior Sustainability Data Analyst will provide analytical and tactical support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs and set an overall strategy for the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics.  Will collect, manage, and ensure the quality and integrity of data from multiple sources (e.g., energy, water, materials, food, transportation, waste) throughout campus; oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventory update and expansion process; perform cost analysis; assist with the development of relational and dimensional models and reports; write annual metrics performance report that includes infographics and graphs; manage the development of an overall sustainability analytics database for campus; compile and oversee MIT’s greenhouse gas inventories and quantify greenhouse gas reduction activities to support the development of an emerging strategy; develop well-defined sustainability financial reporting templates; support living lab projects related to campus systems (storm water, mobility, etc.); and collaborate with MIT’s Data Science and Data Warehouse teams to develop reporting and analytics.

Application Deadline: N/A

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) MIT’s Climate CoLab: using collective intelligence to address climate change

Wikipedia, Linux, reCAPTCHA, FoldIt, social media — these are just a few examples of how online platforms allow large numbers of people to connect and collaborate in ways that were never possible before, producing unprecedented results in global knowledge exchange, problem-solving and mobilization. Inspired by this, the researchers at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence wanted to know: how could the internet be leveraged to allow people to problem-solve at a massive — even global — scale? Could we harness the world’s collective intelligence to solve our most complicated issues? To test this, they launched the Climate CoLab, an online platform where a growing community of 30,000 people work together to develop solutions to challenges related to arguably humanity’s most pressing and complex problem: climate change.

Laur Fisher supports MIT’s Climate CoLab project’s 20 contests, 12,000+ members, 170+ volunteers, partnership network, and annual conference. She is also an elected civil society representative (alternate) for the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) – North America, and run a project called The Civic Series ( where we arrange informal public presentations and conversation about major world and domestic issues. She has worked with public, private and non-government organizations in Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and the US and has experience in a wide range of fields, including carbon management and reporting, organizational recycling and waste management, renewable energy, green buildings and education. She also has training in group facilitation and has collaborated with The Natural Step and Sustainable Sweden eco-municipality tours. In Toronto, she managed and expanded regional professional education programs for the Canada Green Building Council. She holds a self-designed Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University which she titled, “Engaging Sustainability as an Innovative Process”.


Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!

Oct. 5: Presidential Campaigns Energy Debate

Date: Friday, October 5, 2012

Time: 7:30 pm [seating at 7:00 pm]

Viewing: MIT Kresge Auditorium, Televised by E&E TV


The MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Energy Club are co-sponsoring a televised energy debate with representatives from the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm in Kresge Auditorium at MIT. Event and registration information are included below:

Speaker for President Barack Obama: Joseph Aldy, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University

Speaker for Governor Mitt Romney: Oren Cass, Domestic Policy Director; Romney for President

Moderator: Jason Pontin, Editor of Technology Review

Questioners: Steve Hargreaves, CNN Money; Bill Loveless, Senior Editor of Platts; Monica Trauzzi, Managing Editor and Host, E&E TV

Sponsors: MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Energy Club

Two students will be selected to present a question for debate. Interested students must submit one question for consideration in their registration. Winning students will be notified by the MIT Energy Club and MIT Energy Initiative.

REGISTER to attend and participate! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A lottery will be conducted if attendance exceeds venue capacity.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Jun 26: NESEA Visitor Event at dasHAUS Cambridge

The dasHAUS tour is making a stop in Cambridge this year, and we’ve got a special NESEA event lined up on the evening of June 26th for Members and like-minded friends.

What’s the evening look like?

Welcome from long time member and BuildingEnergy 13 Conference Chair Paul Eldrenkamp

Tour of dasHaus’ incredible traveling sustainable tech pavilion, featuring:

  • A room built to Passive House standards (thin, superinsulated envelope)
  • Triple-pane windows
  • State of the art thin flim PV
  • Design Concepts from Technical University of Darmstadt’s 1st Place-Winning SunShot Entries
  • And more!

After seeing what dasHaus has to offer, come join us at Simmons Hall for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing.

Don’t miss out on this occasion to link up with other NESEA members and see what the other energy aficionados are talking about.


Simmons Hall: 229 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Get Directions

Hope to see you there!

Jan 18: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education Webinar

Jan. 18, 2012; 1:00 p.m. Eastern; Online

Featuring Loyola Chicago and MIT as case studies, “A Sea Change II: Creating Institution-Wide Sustainability in Higher Education” will focus on how to create culture change for sustainability in higher education. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s deputy director for environmental sustainability and Loyola University Chicago’s (IL) Department of Environmental Sciences chair are featured in this free Spheres of Influence virtual roundtable discussion