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  A Call to Sustainability
A multipart virtual discussion series awarding 15 hours of professional development credit
Exploring the urgent need for sustainability, the importance of ecological principles in understanding the many social issues that define humanity's relations with the natural world, social and ecological issues inherent in food productions, and water the impact of humanity on Earth's aquatic systems.

Facilitated by Professor Sarah Jacob, West Campus
first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17
Virtual or Hybrid (West)

To Register, class # EEI1025-6


GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Awarding 6 hours of 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.

Facilitated by Mike Matthews, EEI Collegewide Director
Friday, October 1, 2021
2 - 5 PM

To Register, class # EEI1010-6



WE-LAB Virtual Workshop

The Water and Energy Learning and Behavior Program (WE-LAB), focuses on delivering urgent and highly relevant environmental education about the water-energy nexus to South Florida residents, teachers, and school children. Through educational and interactive workshops, the WE-LAB seeks to motivate community-wide water-energy-saving behaviors and foster long-term environmental stewardship through money-saving actions. WE-LAB participants will learn to track their water and energy use at home and apply these new behaviors learned, in order to take action and make improvements, as well as learning how to properly recycle.

This event will be held twice, join us on one of the days below!

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:15am - 12:15pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 831 9207 5170
Passcode: 752660
Registration Link

, November 3, 2021
10:00 - 10:50am
Zoom Meeting ID: 890 2555 4503
Passcode: 040460
Registration Link

Impermanence in Art: Artists in the Anthropocene with Kohl King, MFA

Humanities Edge Critical Thinking Sessions
Presented by the West Campus YES! Club

Glocal activist, educator and artist Kohl King, MFA will showcase artists who work with the idea of impermanence  either through materials which will fade or through various kinds of refuse materials, highlighting the large issue of human consumption or through temporary or ephemeral acts such as performance.  During this presentation we can all  explore the question of whether artists ought to be a voice for the Anthropocene and if so, how do we reconcile the obligation to address sustainability issues with the desire and need for artistic freedom?


Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:15am - 12:30pm

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