Liz Walch is the Program Manager for Food for Thought, a program of Animal Place. Food for Thought helps animal and environmental nonprofits adopt animal- and earth-friendly menu policies for fundraising and sponsored events. The Food for Thought campaign can help align your organization’s menu with its mission by adopting a formal policy regarding the types of food it serves... or doesn’t serve! Liz joins us on Connected Roots to share Food for Thought's fascinating background, how humane education impacts their work, and the many resources they offer to help organizations and advocates create a more humane, peaceful, and sustainable world.
It was a privilege to speak with Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and author of seven acclaimed books about humane education. At IHE, Zoe created the first humane education graduate programs linking human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection and preparing teachers to educate a generation of solutionaries. Zoe is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement that works to create a peaceful, healthy, and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about IHE's history, Zoe's transformational books, and how the term "solutionary" is shaping the future of humane education.
Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder of Who Chains You Books. Who Chains You publishes books that educate, entertain, and share the plights of the animals we serve and those who rescue them. With dozens of books published since 2016, Who Chains You celebrates the connection between humans and our non-human friends. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about Who Chains You's books, their plans for the future, and why humane education is important to Tamira.
Virginia Hamilton is an award-winning classroom teacher, Certified Humane Education Specialist, and founder of Canine Commandos in Brevard County, Florida. Canine Commandos teaches basic obedience to shelter dogs, improving adoption rates while providing students with memorable, hands-on life skills experiences. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn how Canine Commandos is making an impact for students and animals in Florida. You'll also discover how Virginia has developed meaningful relationships with community partners and hear her guidance for educators who would like to do something similar in their school districts.
It was wonderful to chat with Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, board member at the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE). APHE is a membership organization that promotes humane education and provides professional development, resources, and networking for those who foster empathy toward people, animals, and the environment. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about APHE's rich history, annual conference, and the many unique benefits of membership.