An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Home Students Faculty & Staff Community EDUCATION Greening the College Organic Gardens services Resources


 

 
 
  Hialeah         Homestead         InterAmerican         Kendall         Medical         North         West         Wolfson
e

Cultivating Resilient Communities of  Wellbeing

 

Earth Ethics Institute, in partnership with Floridians Against Fracking, Food and Water Watch, The CLEO Institute, ReThink Energy, and Physicians for Social Responsibility,  presentt


Dr. Sandra Steingraber
 

New Science on the Risks and Harms of Fracking
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
MDC, Wolfson Campus - Room 8106
5-6:30 pm

 


 


Solar United Neighbors of Florida
 

Earth Ethics Institute and Miami Dade College are Proud to Partner with Solar United Neighbors of Florida

Solar United Neighbors of Florida expands access to solar electricity by educating Floridians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters.

Solar Coop Information Sessions 7 - 8:30 pm
West Campus - Thursday, February 8, 2018    Room 1102
Hialeah Campus- Wednesday, March 14, 2018  Room 5101-A

Climbing PoeTree

Award-winning multimedia theater, dual-voice spoken word, visual artists and community organizers

MDC Wolfson Campus, Room TBA
Thursday March 22, Time TBA

Friday, March 23, Time TBA
North Campus, Room TBA




Join the 
Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network

The Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network provides inclusive educational opportunities for the Miami Dade College community to explore global citizenship, ecological sustainability, and civic engagement, through understanding planetary challenges and limits and by developing values, skills, and behaviors that promote prosperity and communities of well-being.

 

Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

 


 


Health: Connecting People Place and Planet-Part 2
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series (Part 1 is a Pre-requisite)
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop focuses on the interconnection of human health with environmental and community health.
Hialeah Campus - Begins Monday, January 29, 2018
Facilitated by Mariana Molina    To Register, class EEI1015-2

Medical Campus - Begins Monday, January 22, 2018
Facilitated by Colleen Ahern-Hettich  
To Register, class   EEI1015-1

North Campus - Begins Wednesday,
February 7, 2018
Facilitated by Stephen Nesvacil 
To Register, class  EEI1015-4

Wolfson Campus - Begins Wednesday,
January 31, 2018
Facilitated by Alison Walker  
To Register, class  EEI1015-3

  
Food, Ethics and Sustainability – Part 1
A Five-Part Lunch and Learn Series

Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop focuses on food production and sustainability. The global food web has become increasingly more complicated with the industrialization and globalization of our world. Participants will build upon exploration of their own relationship with food to delve deeper into the interconnections between food, politics, health, environment, ethics and justice. 
Kendall Campus, Five Wednesdays Beginning January 24, 2018

To Register, class # EEI1012-2
Facilitated by Netiva Kolitz

 

  
Food, Ethics and Sustainability – Part 2
A Five-Part Lunch and Learn Series
(Part 1 is a Pre-requisite)
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop focuses on food production and sustainability. The global food web has become increasingly more complicated with the industrialization and globalization of our world. Participants will identify impacts of our eating choices on farm animals, social justice and human rights issues. How climate change affects food supply and how food production impacts climate will be explored.
Kendall Campus, Five Wednesdays Beginning January 24, 2018

To Register, class # EEI1016-1  
Facilitated by TBA
Participants must have completed Part 1 of this workshop.


 

 

Reconnecting with Earth - A New Story
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development (part 1 is a pre-requisite)

This workshop explores the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth. As participants engage in readings and discussion questions, they will share observations and reflections on our relationship to Earth, the threats of ecological imbalance, what we can do to create a paradigm shift and make lasting, impactful change, and what the role of higher education is in creating a future generation of Earth literate citizens.  
InterAmerican Campus - Begins Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Facilitated by Mike Matthews 
To Register, class # EEI1006-3
 


 

GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Offering 6 hours Professional Development Credit 
This workshop offers an overview of Earth Ethics Institute’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network.  Participants learn about development and operations of GSELS. GSELS faculty learn how to broaden their GSELS-designated courses to include additional GSELS course criteria, as well as  best practices of faculty learning communities. Participants explore Sustainable Education, a concept created by Stephen Sterling and described as “a change of educational culture, one which develops and embodies the theory and practice of sustainability in a way which is critically aware.  Contrast will be made of mechanistic versus ecological worldviews, and a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to education will be endorsed. 

Friday, February 23, 2018 at NorthCampus  Room 1256
To Regster, class # EEI1010-3
Friday, March 16, 2018 at Kendall Campus   Room K-422
To Regster, class # EEI1010-4

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, February 3, 2018   9 am - 1 pm
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history 
of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. Oleta River State Park is a 1,043 acre natural and recreational area surrounded largely by high density residential and commercial developmental.  Park administrators have developed alliances with a range of compatible user groups.  
To Register, class # EEI1003-2


Frost Science Museum and Sustainable Design
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -(in approval process)
Friday, March 9, 2018
The need for sustainable design and resilient infrastructure is becoming more and more apparent in this era of increasing threats due to climate change. Miami is widely recognized to be one of the most vulnerable areas of the United States to sea level rise. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum was designed with this in mind, and serves as a model of practical applications of sustainable design.


To Register, class # EEI1020-1

 

     
EEI Retreat for GSELS Faculty at Narrow Ridge Earth LIteracy Center
Washburn, TN                                  Awarding 14 hours of Professional Development -
Thursday, April 5 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Faculty and staff will retreat at Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center to reflect on Culture and Cosmology, Foundations of Resiliency, and the necesarry Paradigm Shift that has been EEI's focus from its inception. Participants will be encouraged to nurture views that are compatible with the Earth's systems and to encourage all to apply these views across the disciplines into the curriculum at MDC.

Facutly and staff will be selected from participating GSELS Faculty to participate.

 

Programs for Faculty and Staff- Ongoing

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network

Sustainability Education Professional Development Opportunities

Sustainability and Earth Literacy Professional Development Workshops

Graduate Courses in Collaboration with EEI

EEI and Florida International University (FIU)


Outdoor Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Sustainability in the Curriculum                      

Immersions for Your Classes

Sustainability Learning Lunches
Hialeah         IAC           Kendall         North         Wolfson
 

  

Programs for Students - Ongoing

The Next Generation of Global Leaders are Stepping Forward - JOIN US!

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience - Apply In December!

Programs and Resources for Students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


YES! club

EEI Service-Learning
 

  Student Resources

  Faculty Resources

 
 
Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites

  NWF Campus Ecology Program

  Student Immersions

  EEI Service-Learning


  Sustainability and Earth Literacy
   in Curriculum - MDC Faculty 


  EEI Workshops-Power Point Presentations

  Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites
 



 
GSELS

Global Sustainability 
Earth Literacy Studies
Learning Network

 
Service-Learning

Earth Ethics Institute  Opportunities

 
MDC Students

YES! for Environmental Sustainability Club

 

Florida Keys
Wild Bird Center

Print Fundraiser

 


Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services

 


Join the MDC
Green Goals Challenge

 

Solar Lanterns
for Learning


 


 


 



Ecological Footprint Calculator
 

 


 

Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus
 


 

Journal of
Sustainability Education


 

 
Connect to EEI

 


Proud Member
 


Miami Dade College
 

Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Miami Dade College • 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 3506-11, Miami, FL 33132-2204 • t: 305-237-3796 • f: 305-237-7724