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  Deep Time Wisdom & Post-Doom Inspiration
An Earth Ethics Institute professional development workshop awarding 6 hours of credit  
Rev. Michael Dowd is a bestselling eco-theologian, TEDx speaker, and pro-future advocate.  This three-hour workshop showcases wisdom distilled from his acclaimed 2020 "Post-Doom" conversation series. 

 Friday, March 26, 1 - 4:00 p.m.
To register, class #EEI1029-1


Reconnecting Through voluntary Simplicity
A multipart virtual discussion series
awarding 12 hours of professional development credit
Exploring the paradox of increased technological connection leading to increased personal disconnection, as well as the importance of media literacy and simplicity in moving us forward into an uncertain future. 

Facilitated by Dr. Mark Tirpak, Padrón Campus EEI Program Professional
Four Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, March 17
To Register, class # EEI1027-2

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Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities
Spring 2021
Campus Learning Community and Virtual Symposium
Schedule TBA

The Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community takes place during the 2020-21 academic year at Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón and North campuses.  Participating faculty from both campuses will integrate elements of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities into their curricula through the Fall and Spring terms.  MDC’s Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) will offer support in the form of content, programming, and related civic engagement changemaking opportunities for MDC students.  Both academic terms will culminate in a symposium featuring student projects, guest speakers, film screenings, special events/activities, and more. 

The Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community offers the opportunity for faculty to employ such high-impact pedagogies as academic service-learning, project-based learning, and changemaking education.  It also offers a framework for not only the study of sustainability but examining current events and social issues through the lens of urban sustainability.  Additionally, such topics as urban design, green spaces, poverty, transportation, and more are all “fair game” for faculty to tackle.  MDC faculty already participating in EEI’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) learning network as well as implementing the Civic Action Scorecard through iCED will find extending into the campus learning community an easy yet rewarding stretch. 

For more on the Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community, please contact…

Padrón Campus

North Campus

Mark Tirpak (EEI)

Stephen Nesvacil (EEI) (305)237-6733  (305)237-1338

Natasha Esteves (iCED)

Alison Kasney (iCED)  (305) 237-6734  (305)237-8380

Decoding the Weather Machine
February 25 12:45 - 2:45 PM

Please join us for a special screening of the PBS Nova documentary Decoding the Weather Machine!  Brought to you by MDC Learning Resources and Earth Ethics Institute in support of the Sustainable Cities campus learning community and symposium and the Resilient Communities initiative in partnership with the American Libraries Association.

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Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
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