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IAC Climate Justice Community

InterAmerican Campus Faculty Learning Community

Summer 2017

During the Summer 2017 terms the InterAmerican Campus Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) faculty learning community will focus on climate justice and solutions. The circumstances may be challenging, but we believe that it is not too late to turn the situation around. Participating faculty will include climate change content in their curricula, and throughout the summer there will be presentations and events allowing the opportunity for further exploration as well as highlighting what students have learned. 
 



Film Schedule:

Do the Math
This 42-minute documentary film discusses the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. 
InterAmerican Campus room #401,
Tuesday, May 30, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 







No Impact Man
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.  Note: brown bag lunch screening—enjoy the film while you have lunch!
InterAmerican Campus room #3103,
Tuesday, June 6, noon – 2:00 PM

 

 


This Changes Everything
Interwoven with stories of struggle is Naomi Klein’s narration connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
InterAmerican Campus room #401,
Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

 

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change
Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
InterAmerican Campus room #3103,
Tuesday, June 27, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Chasing Ice
The film follows scientist James Balog and his team as they attempt to record the melting of the ice caps in Greenland, Iceland, and Alaska through stop-motion photography while presenting irrefutable proof of the effects of rising temperatures.  Note: brown bag lunch screening—enjoy the film while you have lunch!
InterAmerican Camus room #401,
Wednesday, July 12, noon – 2:00 PM

EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

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, June 9th, 2017 at InterAmerican Campus,
 
(1:00 pm – 4:00 pm),  Room: 3103:   EEI1010-2

                 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 mmatthew@mdc.edu
 

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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

 

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


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open to MDC students,
faculty, and staff!
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12:00-1:00 pm

(first Tuesday of each month)

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