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Water Wars: A Summer Film Series

Earth Ethics Institute, the InterAmerican Campus YES! Club, and InterAmerican Campus Learning Resources are partnering on another summer film series.  This summer, we will be focusing on issues related to water: pollution, sea level rise, water rights, and more.  These screenings are open to the public—please join us!

For more info: Mike Matthews (305)237-6733


May 29th, 9:00 – 11:00 in the IAC Learning Commons room 6011-31

A Plastic Ocean.  A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.


June 5th, 8:00 – 9:30 AM in the IAC Learning Commons room 6011-31

Our Rising Oceans (VICE on HBO: Season 3, Episode 1).  Our oceans are rising. With human use of hydrocarbons skyrocketing, waters around the globe are getting hotter and, now, this warm sub-surface water is washing into Antarctica’s massive western glaciers causing the glaciers to retreat and break off. Antarctica holds 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of its freshwater, so if even a small fraction of the ice sheet in Antarctica melts, the resulting sea level rise will completely remap the world as we know it – and it is already happening. In the last decade, some of the most significant glaciers here have tripled their melt rate.


July 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the IAC Learning Commons room 6011-31

Blue Gold.
This award-winning documentary, directed by Sam Bozzo, is based on the book Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water.



July 17, 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the IAC Learning Commons room 6011-31


Flow: For Love of Water. The global water crisis is examined in this documentary, which spotlights the exploitation of third-world countries for water and sounds an alarm about the disastrous effects of water pollution. Directed by Irena Salina.




Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff - COMING THIS FALL


Health: Connecting People Place and Planet
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series 
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop focuses on the interconnection of human health with environmental and community health.

Wednesdays, InterAmerican Campus, Room 3102

9/26/18 rom 12 Noon to 1 pm
10/10/18; 10/24/18 and 11/7/18 from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm

 Facilitated by Mike Matthews  To Register, class    EEI1011-6


Cape Florida State Park 

Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
Saturday, October 13, 2018   9:00 - 1:00 pm                              Facilitated by Kiki Mutis

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, class # EEI1008-2


                 Earth Ethics Institute Outdoor Immersions for MDC IAC Students


Earth Ethics Institute Organizes Student Immersions
to National, State and County Parks.
Below are a few of our partners:

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Everglades National Park      Oleta River State Park        
Fruit and Spice Park               Deering Estate

to schedule an immersion for students email


                    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



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.

                  Programs for Students - Ongoing


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

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club



IAC YES! Club Meetings
Room, 1128 from, 2 - 3 pm

Contact Mike Matthews for more information  305-237-6733

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Zen Garden Workdays

(all 2:00 – 3:30 PM):

(next to the 6th Street garage exit)

January 18 2:00PM – 3:30PM

February 15 2:00PM – 3:30PM

March 8 2:00PM – 3:30PM

April 19 2:00PM – 3:30PM

UrbanaSpace Workday

IAC landscape enhancement/
public space activation project

(meet on the corner of
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January 30 11:00AM - 1:00PM

February 6  9:00AM - 12:00PM

February 16 10:00AM - 2:00 PM

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March 17 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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