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Earth Ethics Institute Multi-Campus Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Opportunities 


Upcoming Service Opportunities:

CROPS Delivery -- Tuesday, Jan. 10th , 10:00AM-2:00PM

Kendall Campus, Room 8207

Zen Garden Workday – Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2:00pm-3:30PM

InterAmerican Campus

Honor MLK Day/Exotic Removal  Saturday, Jan. 14th, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park
Crochet for Change Introductory Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 26th, 1:00PM-4:00PM 
Kendall Campus, Room 8207
Mangrove Cleanup Day– Saturday Jan. 28th, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Deering Estate at Cutler

For more information please contact Stephanie Victoria:
305-237-2602 at Kendall or 305-237-3460 at Wolfson

Interested? Fill out this Google Survey to indicate your availability and hour requirements

Register your service on the iCED website here- search for "Earth Ethics Institute"


Earth Ethics Institute Student Intern (15+ hours)   

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, environmental sustainability-minded intern to help coordinate different EEI student projects and programs during both the Fall and Spring semester. Students will learn how to manage their time and assist with the execution of on-campus EEI student programs; apply their communication and leadership skills; he or she will learn organizational and bookkeeping skills as well as how to be an advocate for social justice, nutrition, and environmental sustainability issues facing our local and global communities.

Impact Areas:
STEM Education, Outreach/Marketing & Communications


CROPS (Kendall Campus Only) (12+ hours)

CROPS (Community Rooted Organic Produce Services) is an organic produce buying program in collaboration with Verde Farm (Homestead, FL) and Urban Oasis Project that offers biweekly delivery of healthy, local, fresh, organic produce to the Kendall Campus. Students are needed for the preparation of the CROPS program, the bi-weekly breakout and distribution of CROPS produce, as well as formatting our CROPS recipe blog and newsletter the day before. Topics of nutrition, health, and well-being will be addressed during this service-learning opportunity.


Impact Areas:
Healthy Futures, Outreach/Marketing & Communications


      Gardening (5 - 15 hours)  

Kendall Garden Fall Information       Kendall Garden Spring Information
Wolfson Garden Fall Information     Wolfson Garden Spring Information
IAC Zen Garden Fall Information      IAC Zen Garden Spring Information


Gardening service learning will take place on-campus (only at Kendall, Wolfson, and InterAmerican Campus) as well as at local community farms and gardens. These gardens provide students the opportunity of having a hands-on gardening experience while learning about important issues regarding health and nutrition. For this project, students will be working together to plant, maintain, and water the gardens. They will also be assigned simple at home assignments to broaden their knowledge about healthy eating and growing their own food.

Impact Areas
: Healthy Futures, STEM Education



        Crochet for Change (Kendall Campus Only) (5 - 10 hours)

Consider yourself crafty? Want to try a new skill? Combine your concern for the planet and people into a crochet project! With yarn made from used plastic bags (i.e. “Plarn”), we will be creating sleeping mats that will be donated to local homeless shelters. Students can meet a few times a month on campus and learn how to make the yarn and use it. Crochet is considered therapeutic and a good outlet for stress! If you are interested in starting this project on your own campus, please reach out to to coordinate.

Impact Areas: Art, Social Responsibility



Saturday Restoration Days (Off-Campus) (10 - 25 hours)

Get outdoors and witness the natural beauty of Miami firsthand! This opportunity is ideal for students that do not have time to complete their service hours during the week because of scheduling conflicts. Join us Saturdays twice a month to help maintain stunning parks, ecological preserves, and community spaces all over Miami-Dade County. Please bring a reusable water bottle and wear cool, comfortable clothes. We will have no plastic cups available. The sites get direct sun, so we suggest wearing lightweight long sleeves and pants.

Impact Areas: STEM Education, Habitat Conservation



      Campus Sustainability Day Intern (Kendall Campus Only) (5+ hrs)                               

EEI is hosting Campus Sustainability Day at MDC Kendall campus in October to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovation of sustainability on each campus. We will need interns to promote several of our EEI college-wide programs and initiatives such as YES! for Environmental Sustainability student club, electronics waste recycling, Get2MDC commuter programs (, CROPS, student initiatives and projects, and much more.

Impact Areas
STEM Education, Outreach/Marketing & Communications



Citizen Science Monitoring (Off-Campus) (10 - 20 hours)

Join a collaborative field research opportunity at the Deering Estate and Virginia Key North Point. No scientific expertise or prior experience is needed to participate. Service will include tracking marine debris, trail monitoring, observing bird & butterfly species, measuring tree phenology, and testing soil/water. Students will learn about different ecological health indicators, the process of data collection, and the environmental challenges that we must overcome as a society. Opportunities occur both during the week and on weekends. Workdays are scheduled monthly based on the registered students’ availability and hour requirements.

Impact Areas: STEM Education, Research, Habitat Conservation


Miami Climate Alliance Ambassador (On & Off-Campus) (15+ hrs)

EEI is a member of the newly-formed Miami Climate Alliance (MCA), a network of over 80 local organizations dedicated to pushing for climate action in Miami-Dade County. The MCA is made up of multiple committees dedicated to legislative progress in regards to sea level rise, resilience and adaptation, and environmental/social justice. Representing EEI and MDC, students will help rally the People’s Climate March in October, support drafting climate policy, and voice themselves at county budget hearings and public town halls. Hours are flexible and locations will vary based on the task at hand.

Impact Areas:
Social & Political Advocacy, Outreach/Marketing & Communications


        Green Goals Challenge (10 - 12 hours)      

In conjunction with the environmental sustainability efforts here at Miami Dade College, the Earth Ethics Institute and College Green Teams created a fun, individual challenge to help all of the Miami Dade College community start thinking about the things they can do at school, work, and home that will help minimize each individual’s personal environmental impact. Students will become familiarized with GGC program and engage fellow students as well as MDC faculty and staff to participate in the challenge and become part of the global solution. Join the Green Goals Challenge


      Impact Areas: STEM Education, Research, Habitat Conservation, Social & Political Advocacy

Resource Links

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Center for Community Involvement

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MDC Green Goals Challenge

Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus

Miami Mobilized
Wolfson Club

Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services

Museum of Science

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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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