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  Reevaluating the Modern Lifestyle
A multipart virtual discussion series awarding 12 hours of professional development credit
This workshop explores the connection between minimalism/voluntary simplicity and quality of life, mindfulness, and modern consumerism.   

Facilitated by Stephen Nesvacil, North Campus EEI Program Professional
Wednesdays, first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, November 3
Virtual or Hybrid (North Room 1256)

To Register, class # EEI1024-3

GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Awarding 6 hours of 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.

Facilitated by Mike Matthews, EEI Collegewide Director
Friday, October 1, 2021
2 - 5 PM

To Register, class # EEI1010-6


WE-LAB Virtual Workshop

The Water and Energy Learning and Behavior Program (WE-LAB), focuses on delivering urgent and highly relevant environmental education about the water-energy nexus to South Florida residents, teachers, and school children. Through educational and interactive workshops, the WE-LAB seeks to motivate community-wide water-energy-saving behaviors and foster long-term environmental stewardship through money-saving actions. WE-LAB participants will learn to track their water and energy use at home and apply these new behaviors learned, in order to take action and make improvements, as well as learning how to properly recycle.

This event will be held twice, join us on one of the days below!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:15am - 12:15pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 9207 5170
Passcode: 752660

Registration Link

, November 3, 2021
10:00 - 10:50am
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 2555 4503
Passcode: 040460

Registration Link

Climate Change: An Interview with the Consul General of Germany in Miami, the Honorable Andreas Siegel

As part of the Building Global Leaders, International Environmental Series and in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Language and Culture Studies in the World Languages department, Consul General Siegel will be discussing the Climate Summit that took place in April and the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Conference that took place in July. In addition, he will also be analyzing the transitioning of Germany to decarbonize energy supply by switching to renewable sources to leave nuclear and fossil energy behind.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 
10:00 - 10:30 AM 
Location: MDC North Campus, Blackboard Collaborate 

Participant Link:



Good Health and Well-Being
2021 Campus Learning Community and Virtual Symposium
Nov. 29 - Dec. 3
Schedule and Info

The MDC North and Padrón Campuses Changemaking Education and Social Innovation Department’s Earth Ethics Institute and the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy collaborate to host the Campus Learning Community Symposium: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG #3). The symposium explores varied aspects regarding the fostering of good-health and well-being as foundational to building community sustainability and resiliency. 

The Campus Learning Community Symposium features community experts, faculty presentations, and student-led information displays and presentations featuring environmental sustainability, resiliency, citizen participation in civic action and social justice perspectives with a focus on the state of developing health and well-being in South Florida.

For more on the symposium and Campus Learning Community, please contact…

Padrón Campus

North Campus

Mark Tirpak (EEI)

Stephen Nesvacil (EEI)


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