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Moving toward December - COP21 Climate Talks in Paris
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -

Film Screenings
This Changes Everything  -
A film by Avi Lewis, Narrated by Naomi Klein

Monday, Novembe
r 30, 2015
Building 2, Room 2158
6-7:30 pm

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Building 2, Room 2147
6-7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Building 2, Room 2147
11:15 am - 12:45 pm

This Changes Everything - Trailer


Climate Change and the Oceans
Captain Dan Kipnis
Monday, November 9, 2015
9 am -
Building 4, Room MJ Taylor Lounge


From Brain Drain to Brain Gain
In collaboration with the Social Sciences Department. & MALLs
Dr. Juan Blanco
Executive Director,
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives of MDC
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
MDC North Campus, Room A104


North GSELS Learning Network -
Change-making Together!
Look what's happening in the classroom!

Professor Maria Zabala, Architecture
Friday October 23rd, 2015 from 10:40am to 1:10pm
nvironmental Technology-
Discussing the USGBC and a brief Introduction to LEED.


Professor Kelly Isern, E.A.P./Foreign Languages
Wednesday Nov. 4th, and Monday, November 9th, 5:40 pm
Daily water usage analysis and ideas for two or three ways
we can use less water.

Professor Raul Mesa Garcia, Arts and Philosophy
Tuesday, November 9th at 8:30 am  
"Deontological ethics and Hans Jonas's Responsibility Imperative"
Describe the roles of personal responsibility
 in protecting abundance and beauty for future generations.

Professor Steven Ritter, Biology
Palmetum Opening,

Now Open for visitors Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm!
Plant Sale, Refreshments
Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00 am


Human Rights Declaration Week
Students in Professor Carola Pedreschi's Psychology Classes
Present on Social Justice in relationship with Global Sustainability
Week of December 7 - 11, 2015

MDC North Campus Library - Left Wing


People's Climate Movement Miami

March For Real Climate Action  -
To Change Everything We Need Everyone
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
5 pm - Government Center, Downtown Miami
To sign up:




Film Screening - 
The Day After Peace
Multiclass film screening
Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 21 & 22
11:00 – 11:50 am
9:05 – 11:15 am
Room 2151

Contact Paola Plevak







Action for Peace & Global Change:
Tolerance, Harmony, and Equity

International Day of Peace
Monday, September 21, 2015
At 12 Noon - Take a moment to think Global Peace

In Celebration of the
International Peace Day
Honor’s College Colloquium Presents:
2015 Peace Proposal delivered to the U.N.
By President of Soka Gakkai International- USA Buddhists
Thursday, October 1st, 2015
3:30 to 5:00 pm – Room 2158

 Earth Ethics Institute Workshops and Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff


Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability
A Four-part Lunch and Learn Series
at North Campus
October 7, 2015             
12 Noon - 1 pm
October 28, 2015            12 Noon - 1:30 pm
November 4, 2015
          12 Noon - 1:30 pm
November 18, 2015       
12 Noon - 1:30 pm
 Room 3239

Facilitated by
Paola Plevak

11 hours of Professional Development Credit,
To Register, Reference #

  Earth Ethics Institute Outdoor Immersions for MDC North  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


Immersions taking place in Fall Semester 2015

Professor Carola Pedreschi - Psychology
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Everglades National Park

Professor Tiina Lombard & YES! Club
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Everglades National Park

Professor Tiina Lombard
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Everglades National Park


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.



Join the YES Club -
Meetings regularly -
Recycle Patrol!
Faculty Advisor - Tiina Lombard

 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
Hialeah         IAC           Kendall         North         Wolfson


  Programs for Students - Ongoing


Join the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

  Student Resources

  Faculty Resources

Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites

  NWF Campus Ecology Program

  Student Immersions

  Sustainability in Curriculum - MDC Faculty 

  EEI Workshops-Power Point Presentations

  Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites

 Earth Ethics Institute New Resources

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.


Miami Dade College


Proud member
Connect to EEI

Global Sustainability 
Earth Literacy Studies
Learning Network

Earth Ethics Institute Service-Learning Opportunities


YES! for Environmental Sustainability Club

Join the
MDC Green Goals Challenge



Hialeah, InterAmerican, Kendall, Medical, Wolfson

Help us collect bikes!


Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus

Ecological Footprint Calculator

Miami Science


Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services

MDC is a Proud Member



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