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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, To Register, class # EEI1008-2

EEI and iCED: Welcome Back Coffee
North Campus, Rm 3201
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 12:00 – 2:30 PM

Join EEI and iCED for coffee, networking, and a brief information session about how to get involved in Changemaking, Academic Service-Learning, the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Learning Network (GSELS) for professional development, and other exciting opportunities and initiatives this year.

 Deadline to RSVP: Sept 11

Contact Stephen Nesvacil, or Jonathan Flores

In partnership with Dream In Green
North Campus, Rm 2151 
October 3, 2017;
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Participants will learn how to implement money-saving water and energy conservation behaviors at home that foster long-term sustainability. Participants will receive a free toolkit valued at $75. Limited space. 
For more information contact Stephan Nesvacil at

To register, visit

Urban Resiliency Symposium: Decoding the Ballot
North Campus, Room 2151
Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 - October 25

Weds, October 24th - Room 2151
9:00 -9:50 AM;     Panel Discussion Amendment #4: Restoration of Voting Rights
10:00-12:00 PM; Panel Discussion
with, Catalyst Miami: The Intersection of Environment, Social Justice, and the Election
Thursday, October 25th - Room 2147 and Building 2 Breezeway
8:25-9:40 AM    Monica Matteo-Salinas from the Campus Election Engagement Project
9:50-11:15 AM Rebecca Pelham from Engage Miami
11:30-12:40 PM Natalia Araya from The CLEO Institute


Vegan/Drum Circle #Vote Together
North Campus, Building 2 Atrium
November 1, 2018; 12:30-1:30 PM

Join the North Campus’ YES! for Environmental Sustainability in collaboration with returning Narrow Ridge students as they host a Drum Circle and Vegan Potluck #VoteTogether! Students will come together by the North Campus lake for an eco-spiritual meditation, followed by a drum line directly to our very own North Campus early voting site. After casting your vote, join us for a FREE vegan style buffet and conversation on why it’s important to vote for candidates that will better our environment.

For further information, contact
Save Planet Earth
North Campus, Room 2151, 2147, and Building 2 Atrium
October 30th – November 1st, 2018

Tuesday, October 30th - Room 2151
11:15 - Racing Extinct
Wednesday, October 31st - Room 2151
12:00 - Isle of Dogs screening; Pop up market; Vegan food; Costume party
Thursday, November 1st - Room 2147 and Building 2 Breezeway
11:30 - Garrett Stuart speaks on ocean conservation and algae crisis
12:30 - Vegan Vote Together hosted by YES! Club  
For further information, contact or

The Alpha Singing Bowl Demonstration
North Campus, Rm A-104
Dec. 5, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

The Alpha Room is a combination of therapist Zayra Morales investigative journalism and healing therapy skills. This presentation features a short film documentary and live sound performance with tuned crystal bowls demonstrating how noise pollution is affecting peoples’ lives and how sound therapy brings a sense of relief and restorative inner peace—creating the foundations of societal resiliency and sustainability.

For more information, contact Stephen Nesvacil at  305.237.1338

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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