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MIT OpenCourseWare: Writing and the Environment, Spring 2005

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site includes materials from an introductory expository writing course that focuses on the environment. Course materials provide suggested readings from naturalists, scientists, policy makers and others. The model assignments provided direct students to write from a variety of voices (personal, analytical, informative) and provide writing workshop guidelines along with a sample paper. Read More

International Environmental Negotiation, Fall 2002

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web. The site contains materials from a graduate research seminar on complex negotiations of international environmental issues. The class explores the challenges of the widespread environmental phenomena and the strategies needed to successfully negotiate solutions with complex groups of stakeholders. The site provides lecture notes and an extensive list of readings, along with a syllabus and calendar. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Environment and Society, Fall 2002

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provide seminar materials that examine the effects of industrialization on the environment and society and the regulatory response to these changes. One of the highlights of the site is projects produced by students in the course, including a study of the environmental impact of the Boston Marathon. The site also provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings and assignments. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment, Spring 2002

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site contains materials from a seminar studying the interactions of urban systems and the environment. Along with general topics, the seminar provides in-depth case studies of three Central and South American urban areas: Mexico City, Curitiba, and Santiago. The site provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings, assignments, project ideas, in-depth lecture presentations, and class assignments. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Urban Transportation Planning, Fall 2002

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site derives from a seminar that deals with the systems of urban transportation. As the site states, course topics include, “history of urban transportation, highway finance, environmental and planning regulations, air quality, modal characteristics, land use and transportation interaction and emerging information technologies for transportation planning.” The site provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings, assignments, project ideas, links to related resources, and several lecture presentations. Read More

MIT OpenCourseWare: Sustainable Energy, Spring 2005

Part of MIT’s innovative OpenCourseWare Project, that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site outlines the content of a Sustainable Energy seminar at MIT. The site provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings, outlines for recitations, project ideas, and a variety of related links. Topics covered include various energy technologies, energy economics, renewable energy, climate change, and energy efficiency. Available in Spanish and Portuguese. Read More

MIT's Climate Modeling Initiative

This site summarizes the current research initiatives of the MIT Climate Modeling Initiative (CMI). Website pages discuss strategies the Initiative is using to accurately model the earth’s atmosphere and oceans. The site provides an overview of advanced climate modeling. Read More

On the Road in 2020, a Life-cycle Analysis of New Automobile Technologies

The study provides a comparative analysis of passenger vehicle technologies that could be on the market by the year 2020. The authors analyzed cost,energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions over the entire life cycle of the vehicle. The authors also studied the impact of the transition to these technologies on significant stakeholders. Read More

Mobility 2001 Report

The report describes the current state of transportation networks around the world, and describes the implications for future global sustainability. Read More

Final Report: EPA Center for Airborne Organics

The document summarizes the accomplishments of the EPA Center for Airborne Organics; including summaries of research projects, symposia, and the development of the center itself. The central concern of the research was the production of organic air pollutants and their effects. Topics include the chemistry of airborne organics, engine production of organics, fuel additives, particulates, soot, aromatic hydrocarbons, aerosols, transport and transformation of air pollutants, monitoring and source attribution, and regulation. This is the final report of a cross-institute collaboration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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