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Kendall Campus Sustainability Committee: Campus News & Updates

Solar panel. Kendall Campus Sustainability

YES! Club

Yes for Environmental Sustainability (YES! Club) is a student organization whose mission is to empower, motivate, educate, and engage students in environmental sustainability issues facing our local and global communities. YES! Club inspires student leadership and active volunteerism within the Miami Dade College and surrounding Miami communities.  

Visit the club's website

Visit the club's Facebook page

Visit the club's Instagram page

Contact the club's advisor: Professor David Shaheen

Kendall Campus Environmental Center

The Kendall Campus Environmental Center is a nine-acre hidden gem on our campus. Unfortunately, it has remained closed since Fall 2017 when it sustained significant damage due to Hurricane Irma. It is the hope of the Sustainability Committee and many others throughout our community that the center may be restored and ultimately reopened. If you are interested in helping to support these goals, please email and


Kendall Campus Food Pantry

By supporting students through the equitable distribution of needed food, as well as hygiene and baby care products, the food pantry reinforces sustainability at the campus level. The Kendall Campus Sustainability Committee also strives to assist our campus' food pantry through various initiatives.

Kendall - Student Life, Room 100
Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
tel: 305-237-2321

For more information about the pantry, including how to access it or donate items, visit

GSELS-Designated Classes & GSELS Student Scholar Recognition

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS)-designated classes at MDC -- which are offered across various modalities, campuses, departments, and disciplines -- acknowledge the interconnections and interdependencies that define our world. GSELS facilitates the emergence of awareness, knowledge, skills, and solutions necessary to create sustainable systems while fostering ethical values of Earth Literacy, social justice, cultural diversity, and civic engagement. Students can earn GSELS Scholar recognition at MDC by successfully completing GSELS-designated classes and a GSELS Civic Engagement Project with a reflection essay.

Students: Find Current GSELS-Designated Classes and become a GSELS Scholar     

Faculty: Please Register Your GSELS-Designated Classes

For more information about GSELS, Contact EEI staff.

Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton Earth Literacy Award

Named for (EEI friend, longtime supporter,) past director and current advisory board member, the Earth Ethics Institute Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton Earth Literacy Award celebrates a student's superior achievement and action in support of Earth and Earth Literacy.

The 2022 Kendall Campus recipient of this award is Yaelle Reeve - congratulations, Yaelle!

Service Opportunities Through EEI

During Fall 2022, EEI Kendall will offer a limited number of students the opportunity to earn service hours while helping to develop and maintain EEI’s edible gardens on campus. For more information, or to sign up for service, please email and

Student Employment Opportunity