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Solar United Neighbors Solar Coop  Informational Meeting

Homestead Campus, Room 5101-A
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7-8:30 PM

Solar United Neighbors of Florida expands access to solar electricity by educating Floridians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Florida’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters. Learn how to join the Miami-Dade County Solar Coops!

For more information, contact Colleen Ahern-Hettich at

Join the YES! Club
Service-Learning and Restoration

YES! Club  Meetings
Last THursday of Every Month, Room 2211 from 12:30 - 2 PM

Contact Professor Ileana Porges-West for more information

Monday, January 15th, 2018 -
Simpson Part Clean Up from 9 am - 12 Noon.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Virgina Key - Planting trees - 9 am - 11 am.


Contact Professor Ileana Porges-West for more information



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.


EEI Professional Development for MDC Faculty and Staff

Health: Connecting People Place and PlaneT-Part 2
A Four-Part Lunch and Learn Series
Awarding 12 hours of Professional Development
Participants will become aware of the environmental health concerns that exist within our communities and how community planning and design affect human and ecological health. The link between industrial consumer culture and human and community health will be explored as well as the relationship between consumption levels and human well-being. Explore the impact of consumption on planetary waste and those impacts on community health. Broaden your thinking about health to include the ecological realities in which we live exploring how our human health and well-being is ultimately dependent on the health of the planet. (Part 2 of a 2 part series, Part 1 is prerequisite.)
at Hialeah  Campus, Room TBD
1/29/2018; 2/12/2018; 2/26/2018; 3/12/2018

Participants must have completed part 1
o Register,  class # EEI1015-2

Oleta River State Park
Awarding 4 Hours of Professional Development

The immersion will cover the natural and cultural history of the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System. The Oleta River area supports abundant marine life, diverse bird populations and some of the most impressively large mangrove trees in South Florida. Upland and shoreline habitats will be explored on foot and the ecological role of the mangrove forests will be highlighted.

Saturday, February 3, 2018    9 am - 1 pm 
Oleta River State Park

To Register, class # EEI1003-2

GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Offering 6 hours Professional Development Credit 

This workshop offers an overview of Earth Ethics Institute’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network.  Participants learn about development and operations of GSELS. GSELS faculty learn how to broaden their GSELS-designated courses to include additional GSELS course criteria, as well as  best practices of faculty learning communities. Participants explore Sustainable Education, a concept created by Stephen Sterling and described as “a change of educational culture, one which develops and embodies the theory and practice of sustainability in a way which is critically aware.  Contrast will be made of mechanistic versus ecological worldviews, and a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to education will be endorsed.  

Friday, February 23, 2018 at NorthCampus  Room 1256
To Regster, class # EEI1010-3
Friday, March 16, 2018 at Kendall Campus   Room K-422
To Regster, class # EEI1010-4


Frost Science Museum and Sustaianble Design
Awarding 4 hours of Professional Development -(in approval process)
Friday, March 9, 2018
The need for sustainable design and resilient infrastructure is becoming more and more apparent in this era of increasing threats due to climate change. Miami is widely recognized to be one of the most vulnerable areas of the United States to sea level rise. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum was designed with this in mind, and serves as a model of practical applications of sustainable design.

To Register, class # EEI1020-1




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)

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

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Earth Literacy and Sustainability I -new course

YES club

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