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Environmental Film Series
 

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.


Wednesday, January 29, 2018               12:15 pm
West Campus -     Room
2128

For more Information, Contact  Sarah Jacobs sjacob@mdc.edu

                                           


 


At the Fork

We need to produce healthy animals--animals that can enjoy a life free fromcruelty. At the Fork raises this issue with heart and clarity."


Monday, Mary 26th, 2018               12:15 pm
West Campus -     Room
1246

For more Information, Contact  Sarah Jacobs sjacob@mdc.edu

                                           


 
Vegucated

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat-and cheese-lovingNew Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.


Monday, April 9, 2018               12:15 pm
West Campus -     Room
1246

For more Information, Contact  Sarah Jacobs sjacob@mdc.edu

                                           

 
Just Do It.

A tale of modern day outlaws - a documentary about climate activisim. For one eventful year, filmmaker Emily James gains unprecendented access to document the work of a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent direct-action campaigns across England.    


Monday, April 23, 2018               12:15 pm
West Campus -     Room
1246

For more Information, Contact  Sarah Jacobs sjacob@mdc.edu

                                           


 


Solar United Neighbors of Florida
 

Earth Ethics Institute and Miami Dade College are Proud to Partner with Solar United Neighbors of Florida

Solar United Neighbors of Florida expands access to solar electricity by educating Floridians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters.

Solar Coop Information Sessions 7 - 8:30 pm
West Campus - Thursday, February 8, 2018    Room 1102

                                           


 

 
Earth Ethics Institute's
Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies Learning Network

is alive and well. Check out the  GSELS certified faculty and the courses that are GSELS designated.

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  Earth Ethics Institute Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff



 


GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Offering 6 hours Professional Development Credit 
This workshop offers an overview of Earth Ethics Institute’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network.  Participants learn about development and operations of GSELS. GSELS faculty learn how to broaden their GSELS-designated courses to include additional GSELS course criteria, as well as  best practices of faculty learning communities. Participants explore Sustainable Education, a concept created by Stephen Sterling and described as “a change of educational culture, one which develops and embodies the theory and practice of sustainability in a way which is critically aware.  Contrast will be made of mechanistic versus ecological worldviews, and a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to education will be endorsed. 

Friday, February 23, 2018 at NorthCampus  Room 1256
To Regster, class # EEI1010-3
Friday, March 16, 2018 at Kendall Campus   Room K-422
To Regster, class # EEI1010-4


 


Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -
Saturday, February 3, 2018   9 am - 1 pm
The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history 
of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. Oleta River State Park is a 1,043 acre natural and recreational area surrounded largely by high density residential and commercial developmental.  Park administrators have developed alliances with a range of compatible user groups.  
To Register, class # EEI1003-2



Frost Science Museum and Sustaianble Design
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -(in approval process)
Friday, March 9, 2018
The need for sustainable design and resilient infrastructure is becoming more and more apparent in this era of increasing threats due to climate change. Miami is widely recognized to be one of the most vulnerable areas of the United States to sea level rise. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum was designed with this in mind, and serves as a model of practical applications of sustainable design.


To Register, class # EEI1020-1

                                           




 


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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Participate in the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)
Course Assessment Pilot Project

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
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Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


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