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Climate Change and the Oceans

Dan Kipnis
North Campus, Room 2158
Thursday, November 10, 2016   
9:50 am - 11:05 am
Former charter captain, commercial fisherman and an ardent fisheries conservationist,  Kipnis has been presenting his compelling and enlightening programs on Global Warming, highlighting the detrimental effect  the world’s continued fossil fuel use is having on our oceans and polar regions.  Captain Kipnis has served on many committees and boards related to the environment and conservation.

Student Appreciation and Presidents Day -
North Campus, Lake Road - In Front of Science Complex
November 2, 2016   12 Noon 1:30 pm
Yes! Club Members Present on:
Miami Climate Alliance March;   Recycled Water Bottle Give-Away; Information about the EEI Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network



Living Next to Nuclear: FPL's Turkey Point and Biscayne Bay
Rachel Silverstein
North Campus, Room 2151
Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:50 am - 11:05 am
Executive Director of Miami Waterkeeper, an organization addressing sea level rise, water pollution, and ecosystem management through citizen involvement and community action, Silverstein holds several prestigious honors including Knauss Sea Grant Fellow, Professional Staff for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, Miami Herald’s Visionary Award, UM Abess Center Reitmeister Award, the Diatom Award for excellence in environmental advocacy by the Mayor of Miami Beach, and was recognized as one of the top 20 best environmentalists in South Florida by the New Times.
Photo credit:
By Eric Gaba (Sting - fr:Sting) - Own work
Sources of data: NGDC Coastal Relief Model (public domain);Public domain data provided by the National Atlas of the United States of America., CC BY-SA 3.0,

Film Screening -
Journey of the Universe
MDC North Campus, Room 2151
Tuesday, December 6, 2016   9:50 -11:105 am

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth?
Popcorn provided  by Student Life Department

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

Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration (Part 2)
Awarding 11 hours of Professional Development

A series of four lunch and learn discussions examining the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability. 


Oct. 5 -  MJ Taylor Lounge  - 12 Noon - 1 pm
Oct. 19 - MJ Taylor Lounge - 12 Noon to 1:30 pm
Nov. 2,  & Nov. 16th  - Conference
Room 1256  - 12 Noon - 1:30 pm
Register, Class #

Faculty Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016    9 am - 1 pm  Class #
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. 


Deering Estate at Cutler Bay
Awarding 6 hours of Professional Development
Friday, November 4th, 2016    1:30-5:30 pm  Class #
Participants in this immersion will explore the natural and cultural history of the Deering Estate at Cutler.  It will include three (3) components: a tour of the Richmond Cottage and Stone House, a short hike on the Tekesta Trail, and a visit to the footpath that, near the end of the nineteenth century, became the first Cutler Road. 


  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

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
Professor Lombard and Students tour Everglades

Sunday, December 4, 2016
YES! Club Members visit the Everglades

to schedule an immersion for students email




Annual Student Appreciation & Meet the President’s Day

Recharge, Refresh, Renew YOU

North Campus, Lake Road

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:30-1:30pm
This event, a long standing tradition at North Campus, allows campus leaders to show students how much they matter to each of us. The theme for this year centers on sustainability and personal wellness. EEI and Yes!Club members will present posters created for the Miami Climate Alliance Peoples March and hand out water bottles made of recycled materials.

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

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 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.


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