Spring into Sustainability @ 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167-3418, United States, Miami [from 20 to 22 March]

Spring into Sustainability

20 - 22
09:00 - 21:00

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11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167-3418, United States
Spring into Sustainability Symposia and Festival
MDC North Campus
March 20 – 22nd

Hosted by the Earth Ethics Institute and the Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy

All events are free and open to the public! Bring a friend or bring a class!

Monday, March 20th

Spring into Sustainability Guest Speakers and Presentations
Find Full Schedule at bit.ly/SpringIntoSustainability

Join us in welcoming:

Coral biologist Colin Foord from Coral Morphologic, LLC whose work in coral reef restoration and biology blends with art and music to illuminate the necessity of saving our at-risk coral reefs.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Ariel Sepulveda from Engage Miami dissects local governance and advocacy so that community members intent on engaging the governing structure can make better-informed decisions in promoting sustainability.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Zelalem Adefris from Catalyst Miami will share strategies and actions regarding climate change, eco-gentrification, and environmental/social justice as we prepare as a community to tackle the ongoing effects of climate change and sea level rise that will impact South Florida and, specifically, the surrounding neighborhoods where many of our North Campus community members currently live.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Service Project: Seeds for Haiti. Join Sam Van Leer from Urban Paradise Guild as they continue with the process of packaging seeds for their ongoing project to supply Haitian families with much needed seeds to assist with the rebuilding of their agriculture infrastructure. You must reserve a spot ASAP in advance here: urbanparadiseguild.org/calendar/seeds-for-haiti-mondays-2017-03-20/

During this Service Project the documentary, Seeds: The Untold Story, which describes the current global efforts to save, store, and distribute important seed stocks will be shown.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Campus: Quiet Dining Room

Tuesday, March 21st

Spring into Sustainability Guest Speakers and Presentations

Khadija Andrews from EcoTech Visions, a local eco-preneurship incubator promoting entrepreneurship and seeking to build Miami’s green tech corridor towards making Miami a leader in sustainable business development.

9:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Caroline Lewis from The CLEO Institute will guide the audience through their respected Climate Change 101 workshop, which provides the very latest science and understanding adaptation and mitigation regarding the impacts of climate change for the foreseeable future.

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Student Debate Sink or Swim: Assessing the Viability of Miami’s Future featuring POLY-SCI club vs. MILES club. As we become more aware of the symptoms of climate change on South Florida, should we abandon our city or adapt to sea level rise? Pizza and refreshments available until supplies run out.

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
North Campus: Room 2151

Wednesday, March 22nd

Spring into Sustainability Presentations and Festival:

Join the Earth Ethics Institute and Institute for Civic Engagement for the inaugural Spring into Sustainability Festival at North Campus as we inform, engage, and take action towards resiliency in the face of climate change.

Be here: Northern Hearts around the Lake is a moment to take time to connect and reflect on the natural beauty of our campus.

10:00 a.m.
Northeast Corner of the Lake near Building 1

Community Procession
Led by dancers, join us in a community procession from the lake through campus to open the festival at Building 4.

10:30 a.m. Meeting at Lake.

Spring into Sustainability Festival
Live Music, Class and Club Projects, Nonprofits, Dance Performance all focused Sustainability and Resiliency on display. Join us for yoga, soccer, and volleyball to keep our bodies and minds sustained

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
North Campus: Building 4 Breezeway

Service Project: General Gardening in the GULC. Heidi Lellelid, Earth Ethics Institute gardener extraordinaire will guide and direct student learners in performing general maintenance and organic gardening as we seek to bring the Green Urban Living Center into verdant growing of vegetables.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Campus: Green Urban Living Center (GULC)

STEMversation with Abdiel Laureano-Rosario The MDC School of Science and the STEM ISLE Grant are thrilled to present the first STEMversation of 2017.

Abdiel Laureano-Rosario, Institute for Marine Remote Sensing at the University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, will be visiting our campus to share his expertise and knowledge of the influence of large scale environmental forces on water quality and public health, particularly their impacts on vector-borne diseases in coastal communities with our students. He will discuss how he uses remote sensing techniques to study variations on climate and its influence on water quality and public health. Mr. Laureano-Rosario will also share the story of his journey, from his experiences as an undergraduate in Puerto Rico, through his internships and research experiences in the Florida Keys and the Pacific Northwest, to his doctoral research at the University of South Florida. The presentation will include a question and answer session.

This STEMversation is presented in partnership with the Earth Ethics Institute and the Institute for Civic Engagement as part of the Spring Into Sustainability Festival.

2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
North Campus: A104

Panel Discussion with South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard, Office of Resiliency Coordinator Katie Hagemann and Citizens Climate Lobby advocate Josh Sproat.

Join us in welcoming South Miami Mayor and Florida International University Biologist Phillip Stoddard, and Miami Dade County Resilience Coordinator Katie Hagemann, and Citizens Climate Lobby’s Josh Sproat as they discuss the effects of climate change in South Florida and what steps towards resiliency, in the face of rising sea levels, are to be implemented and, most importantly, what the future holds for our community.

6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
North Campus: Science Complex, Room A104

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