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Campus Learning Community

Exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Symposia and other efforts. The 2022-23 theme is Goal 13

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The 2022-23 Campus Learning Community theme is:

One Degree of Change; UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 (Climate Action) Campus Learning Community at Miami Dade College.
Goal 13: Climate Action

Along with other events, please join us for:
One Degree of Change Symposium
Monday, October 17, 2022
Online and in-person at
 Wolfson Campus Auditorium #1261 


This hybrid (in-person and online) changemaking event features prominent speakers and offers opportunity to engage with local organizations as well as faculty, staff and students working on climate change awareness and solutions. All are welcome to attend! Art breaks facilitated by Live Arts Miami will give the event extra energy!  


Draft schedule – to be confirmed closer to October 17 

  • 8 - 8:50 am Breakfast and coffee
  • 8:50 - 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks: Mike Matthews, Director of MDC’s Earth Ethics Institute
  • 9 - 9:50 am Session 1: Caroline Lewis, CLEO Institute Founder & Senior Climate Advisor
  • 10 - 10:50 am Session 2: John Morales, NBC 6 Hurricane Specialist & Chief Meteorologist
  • 11 - 11:50 am Session 3: Xavier Cortada, Miami-Dade County Inaugural Artist-in-Residence & University of Miami Professor of Practice
  • 12 - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch with community partners & Xavier Cortada’s Hello Project
  • 1:25 - 2:40 pm Session 4: Panel Discussion featuring MDC faculty involved in Climate Change research:  Profs. Eduardo Araujo-Pradere, Mark Chiappone, James Ley, Marisa "Nia" Madison, Juan Morata, Alan Rodriguez Santiago, Logan Saucer & Selwyn Williams featuring Profs. Eduardo Araujo-Pradere, Mark Chiappone, James Ley, Marisa "Nia" Madison, Alan Rodriguez Santiago & Selwyn Williams.
  • 2:50 - 4:05 pm Session 5: Miami Dade County Office of Resilience (Climate Action Plan)

Join these sessions in person at Wolfson Campus Auditorium #1261 or online.

Campus Viewing Sessions

(Watch the proceedings with others!)

Kendall Campus Learning Commons, Library Exhibit area, second floor
Refreshments provided! Professors wanting to bring a class, contact to reserve.


By participating, MDC students may earn points toward the Civic Action Award through MDC’s Civic Action Scorecard (Civic Action ES-18). Faculty participating in Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) learning network will find this one-day conference in support of their curricula. 


Campus Learning Community contacts:

Netiva Kolitz (Kendall Campus, Earth Ethics Institute)
Stephen Nesvacil (North Campus, Earth Ethics Institute)

Mark Tirpak (Padrón Campus, Earth Ethics Institute)
Mike Matthews, Director (Wolfson Campus, Earth Ethics Institute)

Fall 2022 Featured Events and Resources

GLOBAL WEEK TO #ACT4SDGS 16-25 SEPTEMBER 2022 The Global Week to #Act4SDGs is a global mobilization taking place during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in September, to show world leaders that people all around the world are committed, dedicated, and inspired to take action on the SDGs. This year’s mobilization will focus on the key themes of Climate, Justice and Peace and mark the mid-way point of the SDG Agenda.  We need new solutions, new approaches, and to #FlipTheScript on how we do things to shine a light of hope that resonates across borders. To show that our choices and individual actions matter. And collectively, we are a massive force that can bring about transformative change and reach for a better future.

Land Acknowledgement

At Miami Dade College we acknowledge the indigenous peoples on whose land we stand.The Miccosukee and the Seminole tribes who remain unconquered, and the Tequesta Tribe, who first occupied the land that is now downtown Miami and so represent ties to both our prehistoric and historic past. Miami Dade College is grateful for the unique knowledge and ways of being—as well as the profound connection to our South Florida ecosystems—that these indigenous tribes represent. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with both Miami’s indigenous peoples as well as the natural world.

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