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Earth Ethics Institute
New America Media
Roundtable Discussion
Miami Climate Leaders and
Ethnic Media

Climate Impacts And Justice In Miami's Communities
A Roundtable/Panel Discussion - Moderated by Caroline Lewis
Professor John Van Leer, UM,   Zelalem Adefries, Catalyst, Miami
John Morales, WTVJ NVC 6, Miami,   Karina Castillo, Moms Clean Air Force

EEI partners with New America Media to host a panel discussion on climate equity and media coverage of climate change. The roundtable discussion will focus on growing the capacity of media to report on climate issues and increasing coverage in non-mainstream publications, particularly in ethnic communities such as Miami. A panel of climate experts will present to media participants, followed by an editorial brainstorm session that EEI staff, faculty and students are invited to participate in. RSVP required. For more information, contact or

InterAmerican Campus,  Room 3103
Thursday Decebmer 15
9:30 – 11:30 am


Exhibit at InterAmerican Campus

Building 1, 2nd floor,
south hallway outside of
the Computer Courtyard

Throughout September

This exhibition is designed to improve city life in Miami by encouraging people to get moving and architects to incorporate into their designs new ways to promote active transportation,

recreation, building use, and access to healthy foods. This interactive display is a collaborative effort of MDC’s Learning Resources, Earth Ethics Institute, and the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, which is working on innovative outreach programs for its Active Design Miami project funded by the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.  For more information, please contact: Erick Dominicis 305.237.6151   





Decoding the Ballot: Amendment 1 on Solar Energy
InterAmerican Campus room 3103
Tuesday, September 6,  10:00 – 11:00 AM
With the elections coming up in August and November, we have the opportunity for some “teachable moments.” Of interest to GSELS faculty is the “Decoding the Ballot” presentation on Amendment 1 at InterAmerican Campus, featuring Greg Hamra with Citizen’s Climate Lobby and representatives from the League of Women Voters.  On the surface, Amendment 1 looks like a pro-solar initiative, but opponents say that it is really pro-utility.  We will discuss both sides of the issue.  This is a great opportunity for civic learning and critical thinking on the part of our students! 

IAC Civic Engagement Lunch and Learn
InterAmerican Room 401
Monday, September 12th, noon through 1:30 PM
IAC faculty: enjoy lunch on us and learn about how you can incorporate service-learning and civic engagement into your classes through the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) and as part of the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network, which includes the faculty learning communities and the campus SENCER projects.

IAC Recycles!

InterAmerican Campus Flag Courtyard

Monday, October 17th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

IAC Recycles! is a student organization led recycling awareness/recycling drive event taking place at InterAmerican Campus, featuring e-waste, plastic bottle, and unwanted item collection for recycling and reuse.  Bring an unwanted/nonfunctional electronic item (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) to be recycled, and you will be eligible to enter a drawing for a brand-new Kindle Fire.  We will also be collected old clothes, books, and other items for the United Way Bazaar, as well as plastic bottles for the TriBeta plastic campaign.  IAC Recycles! is brought to you by the Earth Ethics Institute, IAC Learning Resources, the IAC Green Team, and IAC student organizations including YES! Club, Engineers for a Sustainable World, the Chemistry Club, and Helping Hands.

Identity and Adjustment across the Disciplines:
Connecting Sustainability and Self

An InterAmerican Campus GSELS learning community
Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2         IAC 401
During the Fall 2016 term, InterAmerican Campus’ Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) faculty learning community’s theme will be “Identity and Adjustment across the Disciplines: Connecting Sustainability and Self.”  Faculty representing the various disciplines being taught at InterAmerican Campus will focus on issues connecting identity to the four pillars of sustainability: environment, social equity, economics, and culture.  Additionally, the Earth Literacy paradigm will allow for deeper examination of identity in relation to the cosmos, Earth, the biosphere, each other, and ourselves.  The culmination will be a series of talks, presentations, panels, and more toward the end of the term. 
Identity and Adjustment across the Disciplines Lib Guide
Essay for 5 hours of Civic Engagement Credit - Information

PeaceJam Miami Slam

InterAmerican Campus in room 3103 and other on-campus locations  

Saturday, November 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

PeaceJam Miami Slam is a youth leadership development conference happening at MDC InterAmerican Campus, bringing high school students together with college student mentors to foster the leaders of tomorrow as actors for peace.  Earth Ethics Institute’s Mike Matthews will be offering the “I Am Earth” student’s choice Earth Literacy workshop
1:30 – 2:30                  Room 3312

PeaceJam is a dynamic international educational program built around Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their local communities, and the world. 

IAC SENCER Water Justice Project
InterAmerican Campus
Fall 2016 Term 
(date and location TBA)
InterAmerican Campus faculty participating in the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network and also adapting the teaching methodology promoted by Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) will be engaging their students in a citizen science project connecting water quality testing with environmental justice issues.  This will culminate with student presentations of their findings toward the end of the term.

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. 
InterAmerican, Room 4102-1
Wednesdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9     12 - 1:30 pm
Register, Class # EEI1001-1


SENCER and Sustainability Best Practices   
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development -
This workshop combines EEI Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network, SENCER specifics, and GSELS faculty perspectives on engaging with SENCER. 
InterAmerican, Room 3102
Friday, October 28      1:30  - 4:30 pm
Register, Class #

Faculty Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016    9 am - 1 pm  Class #
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. 


Deering Estate at Cutler Bay
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
Friday, November 4th, 2016    1:30-5:30 pm  Class #
Participants in this immersion will explore the natural and cultural history of the Deering Estate at Cutler.  It will include three (3) components: a tour of the Richmond Cottage and Stone House, a short hike on the Tekesta Trail, and a visit to the footpath that, near the end of the nineteenth century, became the first Cutler Road. 

                 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

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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


                  Programs for Students - Ongoing


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

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

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12:00-1:00 pm

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