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

The Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network provides inclusive educational opportunities for the Miami Dade College community to explore global citizenship, ecological sustainability, and civic engagement, through understanding planetary challenges and limits and by developing values, skills, and behaviors that promote prosperity and communities of well-being.

Fall 2020 Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

The Earth Charter at 20
6 hours of Professional Development Credit
Virtual workshop October 23, 2020 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Facilitated by Peter Blaze Corcoran Class #
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Peter Blaze Corcoran, noted scholar and internationally recognized Earth Charter expert, guides us in revisiting the landmark document, globally recognized as the premiere ethical framework for true and meaningful sustainability on this, the Earth Charter’s 20th anniversary 
 




A Call To Sustainability
15 hours of Professional Development Credit
A Five-part virtual discussion series on Wednesdays at noon: 9/23/, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4/, 11/18
 
Facilitated by EEI North Campus Program Professional Stephen Nesvacil
Class #
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Facilitated by Hialeah Campus Professor Karen Alvarez-Delfin
Class #
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Exploring the urgent need for sustainability, the importance of ecological principles in understanding the many social issues that define humanity’s relationship with the natural world, social and ecological issues inherent in food production, and the impact of humanity on Earth’s aquatic systems
Reevaluating the Modern Lifestyle
12 hours of Professional Development Credit
A multipart virtual discussion series on Wednesdays at noon
Facilitated by EEI Kendall Campus Program Professional Netiva Kolitz over five sessions: 9/23/20, 10/7/20, 10/21/20, 11/4/20, 11/18/20. Class #
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Facilitated by EEI Director Mike Matthews over four sessions: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28. Class # EEI1024-2
      
Exploring the connection between minimalism/voluntary simplicity and quality of life, mindfulness, and modern consumerism

 







Food, Ethics and Sustainability--part 1
12 hours of Professional Development Credit
A four-part virtual discussion series on Wednesdays at noon: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28
Facilitated by Medical Campus Professor Ileana Pino Class #
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Exploring topics of how food is produced, where food comes from, and the true costs of food quality, quantity and availability














 
Food, Ethics and Sustainability--part 2
12 hours of Professional Development Credit
A four-part virtual discussion series on Wednesdays at noon: 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4
Facilitated by Wolfson Campus Professor Ben Augustyn Class #
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Exploring the hidden ethical implications related to industrialized agribusiness, impacts of our eating choices on farm animals, social justice, and human rights issues









 
Seeing Systems: Peace, Equity and Regeneration
11 hours of Professional Development Credit
A four-part virtual discussion series on Wednesdays at noon: 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4 Facilitated by West Campus Professor Sarah Jacob

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Examining the interrelationships of and interconnections between peace, social and economic justice, racial and gender equity and environmental sustainability

 

 

 

 


Campus Events and Activities

     
Hialeah Campus

Bee Jam 2020

October 29, 2020 5:30 - 6:30 PM
An interdisciplinary MDC Hialeah Faculty and Hialeah Public Library collaboration.






Kendall Campus

GSELS Projects Showcase
Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20
Featuring asynchronous virtual student project presentations
Visit our Library Guide  webpage to view the projects and learn more

The Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Projects Showcase at Kendall Campus is an event organized and hosted by MDC's Earth Ethics Institute each semester. During this event, students in GSELS-designated classes present and share with the Kendall Campus community their research projects, artwork, designs and models, and performance pieces, focused on an array of sustainability and Earth Literacy-related topics. Join us in learning about the topics and issues that students have explored through their Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)-designated classes this semester.

North and Padrón Campuses

Campus Learning Community: Sustainable Cities
Fall 2020
Campus Learning Community and Virtual Symposium
November 16 - 20
Sustainable Cities LibGuide

The Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community takes place during the 2020-21 academic year at Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón and North campuses.  Participating faculty from both campuses will integrate elements of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities into their curricula through the Fall and Spring terms.  MDC’s Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) will offer support in the form of content, programming, and related civic engagement changemaking opportunities for MDC students.  Both academic terms will culminate in a symposium featuring student projects, guest speakers, film screenings, special events/activities, and more. 

The Sustainable Cities Campus Learning Community offers the opportunity for faculty to employ such high-impact pedagogies as academic service-learning, project-based learning, and changemaking education.  It also offers a framework for not only the study of sustainability but examining current events and social issues through the lens of urban sustainability.  Additionally, such topics as urban design, green spaces, poverty, transportation, and more are all “fair game” for faculty to tackle.  MDC faculty already participating in EEI’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) learning network as well as implementing the Civic Action Scorecard through iCED will find extending into the campus learning community an easy yet rewarding stretch. 

 



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