MDC’s North Campus to Host Second Annual Spring into Sustainability Festival

Miami, March 22, 2018- The Institute for Civic Engagement & Democracy and the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus are hosting the second annual Spring into Sustainability Festival from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. The event is free and open to the public.

The Festival will immerse students in sustainability, resiliency, localism, earth literacy, and civic engagement through symposia, film screenings, workshops, and a student debate. This year, a team of student leaders are also hosting Sustainapalooza on Wednesday March 28, a campus celebration of sustainability as it relates to community, culture, and environmental stewardship. Sustainapalooza will feature music, wellness activities, nonprofit partners, and a community procession showcasing the many avenues for engagement students can take in working towards a more sustainable world.

“North Campus’ choice to focus on sustainability, resiliency, and earth literacy in a fun, interactive way illustrates the rising importance of the issues in our daily lives,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, MDC North Campus President. “The world is watching and it is up to us to create innovative opportunities to help raise awareness on these issues to much higher standards.”

Featured speakers will include Rachel Silverstein of Miami Waterkeeper, Houston Cypress of Love the Everglades, Dale Andree of National Water Dance, and Salome Garcia of Oceana. All speakers will be focusing on the topics of water and health, and how the actions we take now can lead to more sustainable outcomes for future generations.

For more information, contact Steve Nesvacil, and Rebecca Pelham,

WHAT:           MDC North Campus to Host Spring into Sustainability Festival

WHEN:           Monday, March 26 – Thursday, March 29

WHERE:         MDC North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave.