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                            Green Team Committee, Hialeah Campus

The following Events and Activities have been organized by the
Hialeah Green Team Committee (independently of EEI)

Kick-off Event:
Conservation of South Florida Marine Ecosystem
Representatives from one or more local organizations dedicated to the research and conservation of
nearby Marine ecosystems will be brought to campus for a panel discussion about their ecological,
cultural and economic roles. In support of Learning Outcomes 3, 6, 7, 10
MDC Host: Dr. Carolyn Margolin
Support Personnel: Ivonne Lamazares, Angela Santos
Thursday, January 19             11.00 am – 1:00 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A

Recycling-Upcycling: Environmental Recycling Initiative
Dr. Kennedy and students will present a Recycling interactive activity with students focusing on the
concept of reduce, reuse and recycle materials. LO 3, 7, 10
MDC Host: Dr. Kelly Kennedy
Support Personnel: Betty Reyes, Odette Yero, and Angela Santos
Wednesday, February 1                11:30 - 12:30 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A   
        

Butterfly Gardening and Habitat Restoration
Mr. Jaeson Clayborn PhD Candidate, Koptur Lab Dept. of Biology at FIU, will conduct an interactive
presentation on how butterfly gardening can be a means of habitat restoration. LO 6, 9, 10
MDC Host: Professor Valda Adeyiga
Support Personnel: Betty Reyes, Angela Santos
Tuesday, February 7th     11.30 - 1.00 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A

Climate Changes and Global Warming: Cause and Effects
Captain D. Kipnis, who serves on the Biscayne Bay regional restoration Coordination Team and
as Chairman of the Miami Beach Marine & Waterfront Protection Authority, will present on the
subject ofGlobal Warming effects. The focus will be on changes in oceans, near-shore waters
and accelerated changes at the poles. LO 1, 2, 3 5, 10
MDC Host: Ms. Anita Alvarez
Support Personnel: Lomer-Pierre Philippe, Angela Santos
Thursday, February 16             11.00 am - 1.30 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A

Sustainability and Earth Literacy Dilemma in the Social and Scientific Field
Dr. Bestard will conduct an interactive activity with students focusing on his presentation
“Discussions of Social Impact and Facilitator” that connect to Pi Day and mathematics awareness
of the environmental sciences. There will be student projects and posters displayed. LO 1, 2, 3 5, 7, 10
MDC Host: Dr. Jaime Bestard
Support Personnel: Angela Santos
Tuesday, March 14       12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A

Film Presentation: GMO OMG!
A film presentation that explores the impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms in the food we eat.
Film director and concerned father, Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers for questions
such as how do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) affect our children, the health of our planet,
and freedom of choice. LO 3, 7, 8, 10
MDC Host: Dr. Evelyn Diaz
Support Personnel: Zulema Rosello, Angela Santos
Wednesday, March 22           5:30 pm - 7.00 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101

Mangrove Restoration: Effects
Chelle King, Miami Museum of Science presenter will attempt to shed some light regarding reasons
to restore mangroves, and to discuss the actual cost and benefits of mangrove restoration. LO 3, 7, 10
MDC Host: Dr. Gregory Smith
Support Personnel: Museum of Science personnel and Angela Santos
Wednesday, April 12         12.00 pm - 1.30 pm
Hialeah Campus, Room 5101 A

Closing Event: Earth Day Volunteer Tree Planting
The Earth Day activity will be a collaborative effort between Hialeah Campus, students,
faculty and staff to plant trees. This activity is in conjunction with Citizens for a Better South Florida,
a non-profit organization. (Note: Citizens for a Better South Florida will notify us about the location
for the tree-planting activity in January 2017).
LO 3, 7, 10
MDC Host: Professor Ileana Porges West
Support Personnel: Committee members working the evening shift and Angela Santos
Wednesday, April 19      6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Location: TBA

For more information contact Ileana Porges-West at  iporgesw@mdc.edu
or Jaime Bestard at jbestard@mdc.edu

                           


 

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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.

 

EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff
Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration (Part 2)
Awarding 11 hours of Professional Development

A series of four lunch and learn discussions examining the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability. 
Monday - 1/23/2017                                 12 Noon - 1:00 Pm
Monday - 2/6, 2/27 and 3/6,  2017        12 Noon - 1:30 pm

Hialeah -To Register class #
: EEI1001-3

 

Cape Florida State Park
Awarding 6 Hours of Professional Development
Saturday, February 4, 2017   8:30 - 12:30 pm
Participants will learn about the natural and cultural history of Cape Florida State Park System, also called ‘Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area’.
Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne To Register
EEI1008-1


 

Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility
Awarding 2 hours of Professional Development

Friday, February 24, 2017  2-4 pm
This two hour experiential learning activity takes participants on a tour of the Miami-Dade Resources Recovery Facility operated by Covanta Southeastern Florida Renewable Energy Facilities.  It will focus on the waste to energy processes that are utilized at this site.
Covanta Resource Recovery Center- To Register
EEI1009-1

 



Plants and Indoor Air Quality
Find out how plants help keep office air healthy
15 plants have been identified as great air purifiers

Projects like installing new carpet and painting walls can release chemicals that pollute indoor air. These are called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), they’re chemicals used to manufacture and maintain building materials, interior furnishing, cleaning products and personal care products.

Luckily, some houseplants moonlight as efficient purifiers. For the best results, put as many plants as you can care for in the rooms you use most.

 

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