Adam Hasz is a Master in City Planning candidate in the Environmental Policy and Planning Concentration at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He believes that the global energy transition needed to stabilize the climate can also help to create a more equitable society. Adam’s academic work focuses on advancing democratized energy systems and urban-scale renewable technologies that can build wealth for marginalized communities. Adam also believes that political activism is essential to building the world we want. He organizes primarily with Fossil Free MIT and Our Revolution Cambridge, where he proposed climate justice amendments that are now part of the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform. Prior to enrolling at MIT, Adam spent seven organizing in climate and energy campaigns at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Most recently, Adam directed the climate advocacy organization SustainUS and campaigned successfully for the Paris Agreement to contain a long-term global goal of net zero emissions. Adam graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies. He is committed to continue working for climate justice for the long-haul.
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Energy & Climate Change