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Climate Change and the Oceans 
A Presentation by Captain Dan Kipnis
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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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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.

  Earth Ethics Institute 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 #

Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration (Part 2)
Awarding 11 hours of Professional Development

A series of four lunch and learn discussions examining the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability. 
Monday - 1/23/2017                                 12 Noon - 1:00 Pm
Monday - 2/6, 2/27 and 3/6,  2017        12 Noon - 1:30 pm

Hialeah -To Register class #
: EEI1001-3

Faculty Immersions Awarding Professional Development

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


 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)

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Field Experience

Programs and Resources for students

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

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Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
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