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Earth Ethics Institute Resources: GSELS Faculty Resources

Earth Ethics Institute LibGuide for resources related to EEI, GSELS, Earth Literacy, sustainability, and more!

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Why Join the GSELS Learning Network?

It is not an exaggeration to say that we are currently in the midst of a global crisis. Environmental degradation is rampant, species planet-wide are facing extinction, and climate change presents threats we are only beginning to understand.  As our students enter the public sphere, it is imperative that they be able to face the challenges ahead; faculty leadership is more crucial than ever at this time. 

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) acknowledges the interconnections and interdependence of the personal, social, economic, cultural, environmental, and political aspects of our world. Collaboratively, students, faculty, administrators, and staff explore the significance of human activity within an evolving Universe and Earth. Through shared leadership, this nurturing learning community facilitates the emergence of awareness, knowledge, skills, and solutions necessary to create sustainable systems that support a healthy and just economy, society, culture, and environment, while fostering values of Earth ethics, social justice, cultural diversity, and civic engagement.

Become a GSELS Professor!

  1. Take an EEI/CIOL Professional Development workshop to begin the process of becoming GSELS-certified faculty
  2. Once an EEI/CIOL workshop is successfully completed, faculty may begin offering their classes as GSELS-designated provided that the class meets at least 3 of the GSELS criteria for inclusion
  3. Register your GSELS class(es) with EEI and share GSELS information with your students
    • Click here for GSELS information and resources to share with your students

Join the EEI Faculty Council!

The Earth Ethics Institute Council is comprised of self-selecting Miami Dade College faculty and staff and represents many disciplines and departments from our eight campuses. The Council meets once a month and helps guide the work of the Institute. In addition, many Council members serve as campus Green Team/Sustainability Committee chairs.

Contact our staff to get involved!

View lesson plans created by MDC faculty and staff who have completed EEI/CIOL professional development.

Note: Must be using email to view.


Sustainable Development and Earth Literacy Booklet (PDF) EEI has put together a visual presentation on Sustainable Development and Earth Literacy for faculty to incorporate into their GSELS classes.