An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Home Students Faculty & Staff Community EDUCATION Greening the College Organic Gardens services Resources


 

 
 
    Hialeah         Homestead         InterAmerican         Kendall         Medical        North          West         Wolfson

 

                                            West Center


 

Environmental Film Series
October 6 - November 10

Seed: The Untold Story
Friday, October 6, 2 pm - Room 2128

"Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds...In a very real sense, they are life itself...Yet these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger."

Trashed
Friday, October 20, 2 pm - Room 2128

"If you think waste is someone else's problem...think again."

Do the Math
Friday, November 3, 2 pm - Room 2128
"It's simple math: Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide--five times the safe amount."
 

Blue Gold Water Wars
Friday, November 10, 2 pm - Room 2128
"The mainstream media rarely questions our culture's approach to water use, so it takes passionate figures like Bozzo to explore them...builds the message to a feverish pitch and delivers a haunting presentation."

 

 

Surviving Progress
Wednesday, November 29, 2 pm - Room 2128
Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. With rich imagery and immersive soundtrack, filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks launch us on journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers.


Contact Professor Sarah Jacob for more information about the Environmental Film Series  sjacob@mdc.edu



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.

GSELS Certified Faculty                     GSELS Designated Courses

  Earth Ethics Institute Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff



 



Health: Connecting People Place and Planet
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
This workshop consists of four sessions, each is focused on the interconnection of human health with environmental and community health. Examine the roots of Western medicine and how it has evolved in an industrial society and explore health as a dynamic relationship between humans and the environments in which they live.
(This is part one of a two-part workshop series.)
Wednesdays, North Campus, Room 1256 Conference Room
October 4, 2017,    12-1 pm    and           
October 18,  November 1, November 15, 2017     12 Noon - 1:30 pm

To Register, class #
EEI1011-4

Mondays  at Hialeah  Campus, Room 2316
9/25/2017   12 Noon - 1 pm and
10/9/2017; 10/23/2017; 11/6/2017      12 Noon - 1:30 pm
T
o Register,  class # EEI1011-3

Earth Charter Reflections
Awarding 3.5 hours of Professional Development
Friday, October 13, 2017       Wolfson Campus, Rm 3410-5
1:30 - 5 pm

In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning and intent of the Earth Charter and consider its significance from an inter-disciplinary perspective.  A panel of renowned subject-area specialists will lead the discussion of how the Earth Charter can guide the development of new curriculum, and how familiarity with this document helps prepare students for success as global citizens.
To Register, class #EEI1013-1

Virginia Key Beach Park: A Sense of Place
Awarding 3 Hours of Professional Development

Saturday, October 14, 2017    9 am - 12 Noon  Virginia Key
This Immersion provides an overview of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Participants in this Immersion will tour this important ecologically rich site and gain an understanding of its importance to Miami as a barrier island with unique and valuable ecosystems and as a gathering place with a priceless cultural and historical legacy. 

To Register, class #
EEI1014-1

 

                                           




 


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.

 Programs for Faculty and Staff - Ongoing



 


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
Hialeah         IAC           Kendall         North         Wolfson

 

  Programs for Students - Ongoing



 


Join the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)
Learning
Network

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course


YES club
 

  Student Resources

  Faculty Resources

 
 
Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites

  NWF Campus Ecology Program

  Student Immersions


  Sustainability in Curriculum - MDC Faculty 

  EEI Workshops-Power Point Presentations

  Recommended Reading

  Recommended Viewing

  Recommended Listening

  Related Websites
 

 




Miami Dade College


 



Proud member

Connect to EEI

-Quick Links-
 


Global Sustainability 
Earth Literacy Studies Learning Network

 

Earth Ethics Institute Service-Learning Opportunities



 


YES! for Environmental Sustainability Club
 


Join the
MDC Green Goals Challenge

 


Ecological Footprint Calculator
 


Miami Science
Museum

 


Help us collect bikes!

 

Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus
 

Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services
2009-2014
 


MDC is a Proud Member

 

 

Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Miami Dade College • 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 3506-11, Miami, FL 33132-2204 • t: 305-237-3796 • f: 305-237-7724