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.
About our Guest:
Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), where she created the first graduate programs in comprehensive Humane Education linking human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection offered online through an affiliation with Valparaiso University. IHE also offers a Solutionary Program for middle and high school students to learn to solve local and global challenges as well as workshops and online courses for teachers, parents, and change agents. IHE also provides an award-winning free resource center. Zoe is a frequent keynote speaker at education conferences and festivals and has given six TEDx talks including her acclaimed TEDx, “The World Becomes What You Teach.” She is the author of seven books including The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries; Nautilus silver medal winner Most Good, Least Harm, Moonbeam gold medal winner Claude and Medea, and Above All, Be Kind. Zoe was named one of Maine Magazine’s 50 independent leaders transforming their communities and the state, and is the recipient of the Unity College Women in Environmental Leadership award. She was also a subject of the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. She holds master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Valparaiso University. Find her and IHE on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @ZoeWeil and @HumaneEducation.