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Exhibit at North Campus

North Campus Library, First Floor

January 18th-February 15th

The FitNation Exhibit for Miami-Dade County brings together 15 award-winning projects, all of which encourage physical activity and well-being. The 28 piece exhibit presents projects that exemplify architectural means, policy-driven and grassroots action, conceptual frameworks, and simple improvements which contribute to a healthier lifestyle for individuals and communities.
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Climate Change and the Oceans 
Captain Dan Kipnis

North Campus, Room 2151
Tuesday, January 31, 2017         6:00 – 7:30 PM
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.

The Sink or Swim Project
Delaney Reynolds
North Campus, Honors College, Room 1373
Thursday, March 2, 2017              3:30 – 5:00 PM
Current high school student, Delaney Reynolds, lives in Miami, Florida, and is already a seasoned environmental activist with many years of her life devoted to educating the public on the dangers of unchecked climate change. She is the published author and illustrator of four books, with a fifth titled, Where Did All of the Polar Bears Go?  She has her own website devoted to educating people on climate change and sea level rise and regularly blogs and speaks on these topics--and more. Last year, Delaney was included in National Geographic’s television program, Years of Living Dangerously, with actor/activist Jack Black and has been a featured speaker on Miami’s TEDx Talks Youth@Miami.


GSELS Spring into Sustainability
Symposium and Festival

North Campus, Room 2151, A104, and Building 4 Breezeway
March 20 – 22th, 2017
Monday, March 20th - Room 2151

9:00     Colin Foord, Coral Morphologic, LLC.
Rob Biskupic-Knight, Engage Miami
Zelalem Adefris, Catalyst Miami

Tuesday, March 21 - Room 2151
9:50     Khadija Andrews, EcoTech Visions
11:15  Caroline Lewis, CLEO Institute
2:00    Student Debate: Sink or Swim: Assessing the Viability of Miami’s Future

Wednesday, March 22th
10:00    Be Here: Northern Hearts Around the Lake (Community Reflection)
10:30   Community Procession
11:00   Festival Kick off - Building 4 Breezeway
6:00    Panel Discussion with Mayor Phil Stoddard -Room A104

See Full Schedule and Presenter Information
Contact Stephen Nesvacil 305.237.1338

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Faculty Advisor - Tiina Lombard


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

Climate Disruption: Choosing Resiliency 
Awarding 15 hours of Professional Development
This multi-media workshop will address the topic of climate change through readings, group reflections, discussion questions,
and action planning as well as interactive electronic resources
including web and video content.
Wednesday, 1/25, 2017                                        12 Noon - 1:00 Pm
Wednesdays, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8 and 3/22/17        12 Noon - 1:30 Pm

North, Room1256-39  - To Register and for dates/time, class #


Cape Florida State Park
Awarding 6 Hours of Professional Development
Saturday, February 4, 2017   8:30 - 12:30 pm
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


Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility
Awarding 2 hours of Professional Development

Friday, February 24, 2017  2-4 pm
This two hour experiential learning activity takes participants on a tour of the Miami-Dade Resources Recovery Facility operated by Covanta Southeastern Florida Renewable Energy Facilities.  It will focus on the waste to energy processes that are utilized at this site.
Covanta Resource Recovery Center- To Register

  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

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 Programs for Faculty and Staff- Ongoing



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Sustainability Education Professional Development Opportunities

Sustainability and Earth Literacy Professional Development Workshops

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EEI and Florida International University (FIU)

Outdoor Immersions Awarding Professional Development

Sustainability in the Curriculum                      

Immersions for Your Classes

Sustainability Learning Lunches
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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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