Workshop: Earth Charter Reflections

Course ID - CTD0488-9           

Short Title: Earth Charter -  

 Audience     Faculty
Length of Workshop:        3.5 hours 
Prerequisite     none

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours - Lesson plans will be submitted to the Director of the EEl in order to receive PDC and will then be added to the Earth Ethics Institute website.

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century.  The Charter is not only a call to action, but a motivating force inspiring change the world over. In this workshop, participants will explore the meaning and intent of the Earth Charter and consider its significance from an inter-disciplinary perspective. A panel of renowned subject-area specialists will lead the discussion of how the Earth Charter can guide the development of new curriculum, and how familiarity with this document helps prepare students for success as global citizens.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the intellectual history of the Earth Charter
  • Explain the significance of the Earth Charter within a larger context of ethics
  • Explain how the Earth Charter can be used as a teaching tool in different disciplines
  • List and describe the application of the Earth Charter to curriculum in several areas, including humanities, science, ethics, and social science
  • Create a lesson incorporating the Earth Charter into his or her specific discipline
  • Identify the American Nurses Association (ANA) Environmental principles and their position on Environmental Sustainability
  • Discuss the ANA position statement on Bullying in the workplace



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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0488-9  
Course Title: Earth Charter 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

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If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.