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Proposal for MIT Global Environment Initiative seeks public comment As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) has put forward a detailed implementation plan to establish a Global Environmental Initiative to complement the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The interdisciplinary, faculty-led council presented the plan to the MIT community last Thursday in a forum held at the Kirsch Auditorium in the Stata Center. Council members outlined an initiative that would bring together MIT’s “core strengths” across campus to help solve the world’s pressing environmental challenges, from mitigating climate change to curbing contamination and maintaining fresh water supplies. In the areas of climate and oceans, MIT already has a strong foundation of interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Sustainable Development – Earth Charter Initiative Principle 14 of the Earth Charter emphasizes the importance of “Integrating into…education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life”. Education is fundamental to the mission of Earth Charter Initiative. ECI has therefore created the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. The Earth Charter Center’s mission is the same as the Earth Charter Initiative’s, “…to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy and a culture of peace.”, with a special focus on education. The Earth Charter Center for ESD: What is Education for Sustainable Development? Read the Journal on ESD, September 2010; 4(2) issue, dedicated to the Earth Charter.

MIT World | Distributed Intelligence Why Studying Abroad Is Worth the Expense Americans, for the majority, find any UK, South African, or Australian accent charming and delighting. The amount of attention you receive for it would be less desirable the further you travel from major urban areas. As far as the cost, again it really depends on the area. Housing in Atlanta, for instance, is much, much cheaper than Los Angeles or New York. I know that I didn't see much of a difference travelling from the south-eastern US to Sweden. It really depends on the exchange you are doing. From England to America you won't get nearly as much shit for your accent as going the other way 'round. Green School

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