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Padrón Campus Sustainability Committee: About Us

Earth Day, Every Day: Enhancing Learning and Changemaking Related to Environmental Sustainability, Resilience and Earth Literacy

Haiti Relief (through reuse, etc.) 

​Please help us collect empty pill bottles and other First-Aid items for use in Haiti. Look for drop-off points on Padrón Campus (Single Stop, etc.).

For more details, please contact Profs. Nathalie Cajuste & Rebecca Sanchez 

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This 4 That (T4T) Thrift Center

This 4 That (T4T) Thrift Center is a project and online platform created by student Patricia Ruiz that provides MDC students a way to exchange clothes they don't use and develop other more sustainable clothing habits. Look for drop-off points on Padrón Campus (Honors College Lounge, etc.).

Student Food Pantry

Please help to promote the Student Food Pantry and let your students know they can contact Mary Wallace (Single Stop) for details --
or simply stop by the
ACCESS Department, Room 1112  (Student Services area) on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to receive FREE items.

 

Would you like to help restock the Student Food Pantry?
Items needed: feminine hygiene items, toiletries, proteins (canned tuna, sausage, peanut butter, etc.), tomato sauce, pasta, rice, beans, and breakfast items.

About Us 

Padrón Campus Sustainability Committee is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to enhancing learning and changemaking related to environmental sustainability and earth literacy. Team members represent different disciplines and areas of Padrón Campus. Current members are listed below:
 

 

This Committee is supported by: Padrón Campus GSELS Faculty, Campus Learning Community (CLC) Committee and IMPACT Committee members, as well as by MDC Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy (iCED), Learning ResourcesMedia ServicesSingle Stop and the Honors College.

News & Events

News & Events 

 

The 2021-22 Campus Learning Community theme is
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


The Campus Learning Community website has teaching and learning resources to encourage exploration and achievement of Goal 3 targets and indicators.


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Rising Tide: Priced Out In Miami | Full Documentary - YouTube

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Can you FIX Climate Change? (16-minute video)

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Project Drawdown: Climate Solutions 101 (free online course)

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The Story of Plastic (Full Documentary) - YouTube

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CLEAR: Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy & Resilience  Develop an intersectional understanding of the climate crisis, local solutions, and advocacy skills to become a climate resilience leader.  Wednesdays, from February 9 to April 13 6pm to *:30pm  https://www.catalystmiami.org/clear

CLEAR: Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy & Resilience

Develop an intersectional understanding of the climate crisis, local solutions, and advocacy skills to become a climate resilience leader.

Wednesdays, from February 9 to April 13
6pm to 8:30pm

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Southeast Climate Monthly Webinar: December 14, 2021

 

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Remembering MLK: The Environmental Justice Activist

Reading List: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Environment

Four ways Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark on the environmental movement

Remembering MLK: The Environmental Justice Activist (video - one hour)

 

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Contact

Dr. Mark Tirpak - Program Professional (part-time), Earth Ethics Institute (EEI)

 

YES! Club
Padrón Campus YES for Environmental Sustainability (YES!) Club is a student organization (sponsored by Earth Ethics Institute) whose mission is to highlight the importance of sustainability and biological diversity while educating others about the function of natural ecosystems and their intrinsic value.

Advisor: Albert Lenel

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Engineers for a Sustainable World
Padrón Campus Engineers for a Sustainable World mobilizes students and professionals through education, technical projects and collaborative action to impact local and global sustainability challenges. We envision a world in which engineering fosters environmental, social and economic sustainability to improve both the quality of life and the condition of our planet.

Advisors: Jykro Correo & Adolfo Mendez

Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton Earth Literacy Scholarship Award

Named for our friend, longtime supporter, past director, and current EEI board member, this annual Award celebrates a student's superior achievement and action in support of Earth and Earth Literacy.

Mariana Ruiz received this Award for Padrón Campus in April 2021, as nominated by Professors Albert Lenel and Emily Sendin (Communications, Arts & Philosophy).

GSELS Classes & Student Scholars

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) classes at MDC -- which are part of different academic programs -- acknowledge the interconnections and interdependencies that define our world. Students can earn GSELS Scholar recognition at MDC, in part by doing well in GSELS classes (see the requirements).

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Miami Dade College (MDC) is a proud member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Please see the AASHE calendar for other events.

 

Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) at Miami Dade College (MDC): Fostering earth literacy at Miami Dade College and beyond