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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.

 Earth Ethics Institute Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Health: Connecting People Place and Planet- Part 2
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop consists of four sessions, each is focused on the interconnection of human health with environmental and community health. Examine the roots of Western medicine and how it has evolved in an industrial society and explore health as a dynamic relationship between humans and the environments in which they live.
(This is part one of a two-part workshop series.)
Mondays  at Medical  Campus, Room 2104
1/22/2018; 2/12/2018; 2/26/2018; 3/12/2018

o Register,  class # EEI1015-1



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, February 23, 2018 at NorthCampus  Room 1256
To Regster, class # EEI1010-3
Friday, March 16, 2018 at Kendall Campus   Room K-422
To Regster, class # EEI1010-4



Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 Hours of Professional Development

The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. The Oleta River area supports abundant marine life, diverse bird populations and some of the most impressively large mangrove trees in South Florida. Upland and shoreline habitats will be explored on foot and the ecological role of the mangrove forests will be highlighted.

Saturday, February 3, 2018    9 am - 1 pm 
Oleta River State Park

To Register, class # EEI1003-2

Frost Science Museum and Sustaianble Design
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -(in approval process)
Friday, March 9, 2018
The need for sustainable design and resilient infrastructure is becoming more and more apparent in this era of increasing threats due to climate change. Miami is widely recognized to be one of the most vulnerable areas of the United States to sea level rise. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum was designed with this in mind, and serves as a model of practical applications of sustainable design.

To Register, class # EEI1020-1

  Earth Ethics Institute Outdoor Immersions for MDC Medical  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


Plants and Indoor Air Quality
Find out how plants help keep office air healthy
15 plants have been identified as great air purifiers

Projects like installing new carpet and painting walls can release chemicals that pollute indoor air. These are called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), they’re chemicals used to manufacture and maintain building materials, interior furnishing, cleaning products and personal care products.

Luckily, some houseplants moonlight as efficient purifiers. For the best results, put as many plants as you can care for in the rooms you use most.


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Sustainability and Earth Literacy Professional Development Workshops

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