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EEI Upcoming Events for Faculty and Students


Dr. Niko Roorda
Your Personal Social and Environmental Responsibility
as a (future) Professional
(link to power point)

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Dr. Niko Roorda is the author of Fundamentals of Sustainable Development and works as a senior consultant on sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and change management for companies and universities in several countries.

Multi-class Presentations:
Kendall Campus - Honors Colloquium - 3:30 pm - 5 Pm
Auditorium, Room

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
InterAmerican Campus -   6 pm - 8 pm
(Invitation-only  -- GSELS Faculty Dinner)
for more information

Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King
Saturday, January 14, 2017
8:30 am - 12 pm
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park
Join us along with Miami-Dade Parks to participate in a day of habitat restoration work in honor of Dr. King’s legacy of non-violence and unity. EEI staff will lead a brief reading and grounding session before the workday begins. The restoration will primarily focus on exotic plant removal. Snacks and drinking water (bring your refillable water bottle) will be provided.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Stephanie Victoria,

GSELS Health and Sustainability Showcases -
several dates/times:
Feb. 15, 8-8:50 am and 10-10:50 am
(Dr. Pino’s classes - focus on influenza)
March 21, 9:50-11:05 am
(Professor Polanco’s classes - focus on diabetes)
March 22, 10-10:50 am and 11-11:50 am
(Professor Polanco’s classes - focus on diabetes)
March 23, 8:25-9:40 am and 2:05-3:20
Dr. Pino’s classes - focus on HIV/AIDS and heart attacks)
Kendall Campus, Building 3 Ground Floor
Join us as students in Dr. Alfonso Pino's GSELS-designated Anatomy classes and Professor Rosa Polanco’s GSELS-designated Nutrition classes present their Service Learning research projects that provide information about various health topics including how they relate to global sustainability.

Sustainability and Urban Resiliency Symposium
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 9 am – 1 :30 pm and
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:25 am - 12:30 pm
Kendall Campus, R-402 and R-403
Join us for a series of six special guest speaker presentations and a film screening on an array of sustainability related topics.  Complete two-day shcedule is available. Scheduled presentation times and speakers

For more information, contact Netiva Kolitz:

Women’s History Month Discussion Panel -
“Trailblazing Women of Today”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Panel discussion: 5:40 – 6:55 pm,
Kendall Campus, rooms R-402/403
Reception to immediately follow:
Join us for a panel discussion that will highlight women who are paving the way for future generations and provide an opportunity to learn more about career prospects in a variety of fields and how students can break into diverse and/or non-traditional industries such as environmental research, supply chain management, media and construction.

GSELS Projects Showcase
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12-1:30 pm
Kendall Campus, Building 2 Breezeway
Join us in learning about the projects and topics that students have undertaken through their Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) classes. 
For more information, contact Netiva Kolitz:

 EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Reconnecting with Earth 2: A New Story
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development

This is part two of a workshop series, each offering four sessions addressing one of the central issues of our time -  What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth?  Participants will apply the knowledge developed during Part 1 of the workshop and utilize it to construct a new paradigm for how we can heal and reconnect with the natural world around us. As they explore topics in Earth Literacy, they will also develop tools and concepts to apply sustainable education concepts in their curriculum.
Wednesday 1/25, 2017                                 12 Noon - 1 PM
Wednesdays, 2/8, 2/22 and 3/8/17          12 Noon - 1:30 PM

Kendall, Room R404 - To Register class #


Cape Florida State Park
Awarding 6 Hours of Professional Development
Saturday, February 4, 2017   8:30 - 12:30 pm
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


Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility
Awarding 2 hours of Professional Development

Friday, February 24, 2017  2-4 pm
This two hour experiential learning activity takes participants on a tour of the Miami-Dade Resources Recovery Facility operated by Covanta Southeastern Florida Renewable Energy Facilities.  It will focus on the waste to energy processes that are utilized at this site.
Covanta Resource Recovery Center- To Register



Join YES! Club
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 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
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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

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