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Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network Showcase and Celebration!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016                     12-1pm

Outside of Bldg. 2, West side, Facing the Shark Tank/KoffeeHouse

GSELS students and faculty share their GSELS projects,
learning experiences and knowledge.   Join Us!

Natural Sciences
Professor Polanco, Nutrition - HIV, CVD, Body Immage
Professor Aristizabal, Biology – Importance of Educating Women
Professor Chormanski - Landscape Technology
World Languages
Professor Sanchez – Reflections on Maatthai’s Unbowed: A Memoir
Professor Rachelson - Water, Bee Colony Collapse, and Ozone Depletion
Professor Roland - Topics on Water
Fine Art and Architecture
Professor Silva  - Art informed by Nature
Professor Culver - Sustainability in Architectural Design
Professor Sawhney - The Peace Center
Professor Burrows - Business Ethics and Sustainability



"Fractivism" - Building a Coalition Against Fracking
Featuring Anthony Rogers-Wright

Monday, March 28, 2016

MDC Kendall Campus, Room R-402
1:25 pm  - 2:40 pm

For more information: Netiva Kolitz    305-237-2247



Sustainability and Urban Resiliency Symposium
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Location: R-402 and R-403
Two Days of Guest Speaker Presentations and a Film Screening

Wed., March 16:
9–9:50 - BRIAN LEMMERMAN, CNU-A, LEED AP and Caretaker – Colony1
10–10:50 -
MARTA VICIEDO, Founding Partner – Urban Impact Lab
11–11:50 am
ELLEN KANNER, Author, Blogger, Syndicated Columnist-

12- 1:30 pm  - Film screening: This Changes Everything

Thur., March 17:
9:50 - 11:05 - JAMES WILDMAN, Humane Educator – ARFF (Animal Rights Foundation of Florida)
12:40 – 1:55 pm - DAN KIPNIS, Former Charter Captain, Commercial Fisherman, and Fisheries Conservationist

Link to Schedule of Events and Descriptions

For more information: Netiva Kolitz    305-237-2247



Miami Tiger Beetle photo by Jonathan Mays,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) - Meeting and Public Hearing

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
MDC Kendall Campus  - Building 6- Auditorium - Room 6120
EEI hosts a public hearing sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Services

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is conducting a public hearing to provide information regarding the proposed listing of Miami tiger beetles under the Endangered Species Act. The public will be given the opportunity to provide oral and written testimony on the proposal.  An informal informational session will begin at 5:30 p.m. to be followed by a presentation on the beetle and the listing process at 6:00 p.m. Oral comments will be taken until approximately 8:45 p.m. The information gathered at this hearing will be used to help the FWS decide if this beetle should be federally listed and protected. The Miami tiger beetle is found exclusively in pine rockland habitat on the Miami Rock Ridge in Miami-Dade County, outside the boundaries of Everglades National Park.

Agenda -
Informational Session - 5:30 pm - 6 pm

speak individually with representatives and receive handout
Meeting 6 pm - 9 pm
PowerPoint briefing about Miami Tiger Beetle
Open floor for individual 3 minute public comments
Closing comments

 Earth Ethics Institute Kendall Workshops for MDC Faculty and Staff

Supportive. Sustainable Community Agriculture
Verde Community Farm and Market, Homestead
Saturday, January 30, 2015           9 am - 12 Noon
Facilitated by Chuck Lyons, Verde Community Farm Director
This workshop focuses on the operations of a non-profit organic farm and market in the South Florida region that also serves as a job skills training facility. Participants will tour Verde Gardens with its 145 LEED-certified “green” town homes for formerly homeless families with disabilities and a 22-acre organic farm which includes a produce nursery, market and rentable commercial kitchen.
6 hour Professional Development Credit
To Register, Reference #

Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration (part 2)
A Five-part Lunch and Learn Series

MDC Kendall Campus, Room R404

January 20, 2016             12 Noon - 1 pm
January 27, 2016             12 Noon - 1 pm
February 3, 2016             12 Noon - 1:10 pm
February 17, 2016           12 Noon - 1:10 pm
March 2, 2016                  12 Noon - 1:10 pm

Facilitated by Netiva Kolitz
11 hours of Professional Development Credit, 
To Register, Reference #



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.

For more information about GSELS contact Netiva Kolitz



Join YES! Club
Contact Luisa Santos

 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

YES club

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