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Alfred Browning Parker
South Florida Architecture and the Environment

A Lecture

Thursday, May 24th, 2007 - 7 p.m.
Miami Dade College North Campus
11380 NW 27th Ave
The Lehman Theatre, Building 5

RSVP at 305-448-7488
A Collaborative Effort of:
MDC North Campus School of Architecture
Architecture Club - AIA Miami
Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College

Alfred Browning Parker is a Modernist architect who is one of the best-known post World War II residential architects. He gained fame for his houses in the region around Miami, Florida. Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright but with regional touches, Parker's designs were published in magazines like House Beautiful.


In Celebration of Earth Day
WaterFest Gone GREEN

Sunday, April 22, 2007
12 Noon until Sundown

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Crandon Park on Key Biscayne
North Beach Entrance

Free Admission, $5 parking fee per car

Enjoy a full-day Outdoor Celebration of Water & Earth

Non-stop “green” music throughout the day from Spam Allstars, Ana Kampa, Deblois, Marc Berner

More Information:
EarthFest Activities
Eco Village, Tram Tours, Nature Walks, Kidz Circle

A Collaborative Effort of:
Biscayne Nature Center, Crandon Park
Earth Ethics Institute at MDC
Environmental Education Providers



King Mango Strut Parade organizers
Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
South Florida Water Management District
Environmental Education Providers of Miami-Dade County


Music, Dance, Poetry, Sculpture Unveiling
Celebrate your connection and gratitude to Earth

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Building One Fountain Area - 12 Noon

Sponsored by Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade College Visual Arts Division, New World School of the Arts



Deep-Ecology Weekend Workshop
and Camp-Out

facilitated by
John Seed  

founder and director of the
Rainforest Information Centre in Australia.


April 14 & 15, 2007

In Collaboration with Earth Learning
For more information:



John Seed is founder and director of the
Rainforest Information Centre in Australia.
Since 1979 he has been involved in direct actions that have resulted in the protection of the
Australian rainforests.

In Celebration of Women's History Month

Women's Bodies,
Women's Wisdom Lunch

Exploring the wisdom of
Dr. Christiane Northrup


Christiane Northrup, M.D, obstetrician/gynecologist, is an empowering, internationally known visionary in women’s health and wellness. As a practicing physician for over twenty years and former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledge the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health.

Wednesday, March 7,  MDC Wolfson Campus, Room 2106-12 noon till 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, MDC-West and Kendall Campus
Tuesday, March 27, MDC InterAmerican Campus

Sponsored by Earth Ethics Institute and Student Life

Think Green...


Building Environmentally Sustainable Housing in
South Florida

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Room 3210

Offering 2 CEUs for Architects
Offering 3 Hours of Professional Development for MDC Faculty

Presented by
MDC School of Architecture


Support for this Program was Provided by:
Architecture Club AIA Miami;      Bray Enterprises, Inc.;   Earth Ethics Institute;       Home Miami Magazine
Lighting Dynamics, Inc.;       Lutron;         Miguel Fernandez 1dd studio;     Oppenheim Architecture + Design
U.S. Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter

A Sense of Place –

Black Contributions to Miami:
Virginia Key Beach Park

Virginia Key Beach Park, known as the “Colored Beach” during the era of racial segregation in the South, was the only beach in Miami-Dade County legally available to African-Americans at the time.


View a short documentary about the park and meet and hear one of the visionary individuals who worked to keep this ecological and historical treasure.

Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th Street, Miami, Room K-413
Robert L. McKinney - Friday, February 2nd – 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27th Ave, Miami, Room 3103
Gene Tinnie - Monday, February 19th – 9 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, Room 4207
Garth Reeves - Wednesday, February 21st – 11 a.m. – 12 Noon

Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Room 7128
Enid Pinkney – Thurs., Feb. 22nd -  9:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

You’re Invited to a Free Screening
An Inconvenient Truth

“In 39 years, I have never written these words
in a movie review, but here they are:
You owe it to yourself to see this film.”  

                                  -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“Powerful, intelligent and surprisingly entertaining, Gore presents a compelling case.
You’ll believe a film can change the world.”

                                   -Helen OHara, Empire Magazine

“The film is more suspenseful than many thrillers and more emotional than many tear-jerkers. And, most of all,
it’s scarier than any horror flick.”

                                          – Donal Munro, Fresno Bee

Sponsored by
Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College Student Life
Environmental Education Providers of Miami-Dade County
Campus Climate Challenge – Rising to the Challenge –
A Week of Action


MDC, Hialeah Campus, 1776 W. 49th St, Room Tuesday, January 30, 11 a.m., Room 1119

MDC, InterAmerican Campus, 627 SW 27th Ave, Room 401, Thursday, February 1st  -  9:45 a.m.

MDC, Kendal Campus, 11011 SW 104th St.,  Room K-413, Monday, January 29th - 9 a.m.

MDC, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Avenue,   Thursday, February 1st  - 6 p.m.
MDC, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Avenue,    Friday, February 2nd  -  12 Noon, Room 2147

MDC-West, 3800 NW 115th Avenue,  Thursday, February 1st - 9:50 a.m., Room, 1257
MDC-West, 3800 NW 115th Avenue,  Thursday, February 1st - 5:40 p.m.

MDC, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Auditorium, Room 1261, Tues., Jan.  30th – 7 p.m.

Plant a Thousand Gardens Project -
In Conjunction with Slow Food Miami and Three Sisters Farm

EEI Organic Gardens in the Community

Plant an Organic Garden at Home
Planting can begin as early as October and as late as January and harvesting will start 70-100 days after you plant and continue for 5-6 months

Purchase an 8’Ring Garden Kit including

  • Soil

  • Pre-cut trellis

  • Drip irrigation tube

  • Healthy Plants  
    The list of vegetables includes, but not limited to, broccoli, pole beans and bush beans, purple, yellow and green, various lettuces, collard and mustard greens, Genovese basil, Thia basil, tomatoes, red cherry, sungold, cherokee purple, black from tula, matts wild cherry, trophy, angora and others. we also have papaya, which can be planted now and will produce in about 7 months.

  • Fertilizer

  • Delivery- can be delivered on weekends

(All of these materials are included in the kit with price for the kit ranging from $125-$500 depending on your soil and installation requirements.)


You only need 10’ in diameter
for an 8’ Ring Garden
and harvest is usually 100 pounds
 of tomatoes, as well as herbs,
and lettuce, marigolds
 and nasturtiums.


 Chandra links pulsar to historic supernova 


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