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  MDC North Campus Summer 2018

During the 2018 Summer Terms, the North Campus Global    Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS), in conjunction with the North Campus Library’s Learning Resources, will focus on water, social justice, and the future of our relationships with the source of all life.

  Water: Source of Life! Film Series

Blue Gold: World Water Wars - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Poisoned Water - Thursday, June 7, 2018

Plastic Oceans – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shore Stories - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

 For more information, contact Stephen Nesvacil at



Blue Gold: World Water Wars

North Campus, Rm 2147 
Wednesday, May 30th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Blue Gold: World Water Wars examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water. The film also highlights some success stories of water activists around the world.

For more information Stephen Nesvacil: 


Poisoned Water

North Campus, Rm 2151 
Thursday, June 7th, 10:00-11:20 AM; 11:40-1:00 PM

 In this special report, NOVA investigates the water disaster in Flint and unravels a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of water systems across the country. Discover the delicate intricacies of water chemistry, the biology of lead poisoning, and the engineering challenge of replacing this ravaged infrastructure.

For more information, contact Stephen Nesvacil at


A Plastic Ocean

North Campus, Rm 2151 
Wednesday, July 11th , 9:30 – 11:30 AM

A Plastic Ocean examines the mission to uncover the shocking environmental truth about what is lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine Ocean.  The result will astound viewers just as it did the team of international adventurers who captured never before seen         images of marine life, plastic pollution, and its ultimate consequences for human health. 

For more information Stephen Nesvacil: 


Shore Stories: Six Short Films to Stop Offshore Drilling

North Campus, Rm 2158 
Tuesday, July 24th, 9:50 – 11:30 AM

As the Trump Administration moves to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, people across the country are standing up against these plans. The six short films curated by Working Films and allied organizations, highlight the grassroots resistance taking place across the US, as well as stories from past oil and gas exploration – including the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff - COMING THIS FALL


Reconnecting with Earth 1: Shifting Paradigms

Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop is one of a two-part series, each offering four sessions that address a central issue of our time: What is the appropriate relationship of human beings to Earth? As participants engage in readings and discussion questions, they will share observations and reflections on our relationship to Earth, the threats of ecological imbalance, what we can do to create a paradigm shift and make lasting, impactful change, and what the role of higher education is in creating a future generation of Earth literate citizens. 

Wednesdays, North Campus, Room 1256
9/26/18 pm 12 Noon to 1 pm
10/10/18; 10/24/18 and 11/7/18 from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm

Facilitated by Stephen Nesvacil, To Register, class    EEI1005-4

Cape Florida State Park 

Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
Saturday, October 13, 2018   9:00 - 1:00 pm                              Facilitated by Kiki Mutis

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, class # EEI1008-2


Be Here: Northern Hearts Around the Lake 
Gather Together, Focus on Breath, Be Mindful and Notice

North Campus Lake, Northeast Corner (Intersection of Buildings 1 and 3)Monday Mornings, 10 am

Be Here: Northern Hearts around the Lake is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to gather for a few minutes in quiet reflection and guided mindfulness. Together we let go of perceived stress, planning for future events, and the grit of daily living to relax, focus on the breath, let go of any distractions and perceived stressful thoughts to engage mindfully on the inherent beauty of North Campus and interconnectedness of all life.
For more information: Contact Stephan Nesvacil at


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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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