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Living in a Toxic Environment

Why is Isella Ramirez’s environmental justice work so personal? She grew up in Commerce and, while she expresses her love for her community, she also knows first-hand what it is like living in a toxic environment. Situated in the midst of a major transportation hub, Isella, her 6-year old niece Citlalih, and neighbors are surrounded by the busy l-710 freeway that accommodates up to 260,000 cars and over 40,000 diesel trucks on a daily basis, rail yards, and blocks and blocks of industries reliant on the freeways and rail yards.

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Sep 1, 2014
A team of eight MIT undergraduate and graduate students won two awards in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition, out of more than 150 students from...Read more >
Sep 1, 2014
Brian Haggerty is serving on a panel on "Citizen Science: DIY Knowlege to and from the People" and is leading a "Citizen Science Ecology Walk" at Bioneers this year. Read more...Read more >
Sep 1, 2014
How does California’s energy pricing system impact consumer behavior, grid reliability, and the environment? This paper addresses the criticisms of the current system: pricing inefficiencies,...Read more >
Aug 25, 2014
Kevin Kung is a 2014 IDEAS Global Challenge Winner for SafiCoils, a low-toxin and loc-cost mosquito coil from char. Read more The annual MIT IDEAS Global Challenge awards ceremony awarded $79,500 on...Read more >