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Join the YES! Club
Service-Learning and Restoration

September 28, 2017
YES! Club  Meeting
Citizen’s for a Better South Florida

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Simpson Park Restoration
WIth Juan Fernandez


Saturday, November 4, 2017
Planting and tour at FIU’s Aquatic Center  Biscayne Bay –
With  Fernando Bretos

Contact Professor Ileana Porges-West for more information

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Virginia Key  with  Fernando Bretos


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.



EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Health: Connecting People Place and Planet
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop consists of four sessions, each is focused on the interconnection of human health with environmental and community health. Examine the roots of Western medicine and how it has evolved in an industrial society and explore health as a dynamic relationship between humans and the environments in which they live.
(This is part one of a two-part workshop series.)
at Hialeah  Campus, Room 2316
9/25/2017   12 Noon - 1 pm and
10/9/2017; 10/23/2017; 11/6/2017      12 Noon - 1:30 pm
o Register,  class # EEI1011-3

Earth Charter Reflections
Awarding 3.5 hours of Professional Development
Friday, October 13, 2017       Wolfson Campus, Rm 3410-15
1:30 - 5 pm

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning and intent of the Earth Charter and consider its significance from an inter-disciplinary perspective.  A panel of renowned subject-area specialists will lead the discussion of how the Earth Charter can guide the development of new curriculum, and how familiarity with this document helps prepare students for success as global citizens.
To Register, class #EEI1013-1

Virginia Key Beach Park: A Sense of Place
Awarding 3 Hours of Professional Development

Saturday, October 14, 2017    9 am - 12 Noon  Virginia Key
This Immersion provides an overview of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Participants in this Immersion will tour this important ecologically rich site and gain an understanding of its importance to Miami as a barrier island with unique and valuable ecosystems and as a gathering place with a priceless cultural and historical legacy. 

To Register, class #


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.


 Programs for Faculty and Staff - Ongoing


Participate in the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)

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


Join the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

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Water Clock Project
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