In January 2006, Dr. Padrón, president of Miami Dade
College, signed the Talloires Declaration, a ten point
action plan committing the College to incorporating
sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching,
research, operations and outreach.
In 2007, MDC adopts a sustainability Learning Outcome -
Describe how natural systems function and recognize the
impact of humans on the environment.
In 2007, Sustainability is included in the College's
In 2010, Sustainability becomes one of eight key Values
of the college
vision of Miami Dade College is to be a college of
excellence, renowned for its values:
Sustainability practices that distinguish Miami Dade
College as a leading innovator in educating our students
as contributors to a healthy planet, and as an
institution that accepts its responsibility to preserve
the natural environment.
15: Address environmental sustainability in all
operations of the college to promote a positive impact
on the environment.
Revise and develop policies, procedures and practices to
promote environmental sustainability.
Implement construction policies and procedures guided by
Develop a coordinated plan to assess and address energy
conservation and generation throughout the College.
Develop a variety of transportation alternatives that
support environmentally sound commuting.
Promote communications media and equip facilities to
16: Educate students, staff and community to be
contributors to a healthy planet.
Expand credit and non‐credit programs, courses and
activities that promote an understanding of natural
systems as the basis for changing departmental,
discipline and personal practices.
Expand professional development opportunities that
promote an understanding of environmental sustainability
so that this concept can be incorporated into existing
credit and non‐credit courses, programs and credentials
as well as the development of new ones.
Colleges and Universities
Energy Star for Higher Education
the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Leaders for a Sustainable Future Assessment Tools
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future Assessment Questionnaire
are Lighter on the Environment -
Find a Green Seal Certified product
National Wildlife Federation, Campus Ecology