Essays, Articles & Interviews

A sampling of podcasts, essays, and interviews with Zoe Weil or fellow members of the IHE team

Humane Education is the Solution with Zoe Weil,” NHA Health Science Podcast, January 4, 2024

The Power of Humane Education,” Vegan Visibility Podcast, September 12, 2023

Education for Climate Change,” Reinventing Education Series with School of Humanity, August 29, 2023

Cultivating Hope with a Solutionary Mindset,” Rise and Thrive Podcast, July 4, 2023

S2, Ep 1,” Wonder & Wander podcast, May 1, 2023

How to be a Solutionary,” Wells Reserve at Laudholm, March 28, 2023

The Journey from Asking William Shatner for a Kiss to Establishing the Institute for Humane Education,” Coffee for the Brain podcast, March 1, 2023

What is Education for in the Anthropocene,” Sustain What webcast, February 22, 2023

Game Changer Series: A Conversation with Zoe Weil, Dr. Kristin Alford, Laura McBain, & Aubrey Yee,” What School Could Be, December 1, 2022

Maine Wonders,” Wells Reserve, November 30, 2022

Making The World What We Teach,” The Perkins Platform, November 2, 2022

The Purpose of Education: Educating for a Solutionary Future?,” Ethical Schools, October 19, 2022

How Anyone Can Become a Solutionary for Systemic Change,” Nature Solutionaries, June 23, 2022

Zoe Weil Talks Being A Solutionary and The Purpose of Education,” Conceptually Speaking, June 23, 2022

Raising ‘Solutionaries’ by Teaching Skills Instead of Facts with Zoe Weil and Steve Cochrane (Episode #91),” Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast, June 1, 2022

“What’s a solutionary?,” Solutionary Vegan, April 21, 2022

“Zoe Weil on Educating a Generation of Solutionaries,” Getting Smart Podcast, April 20, 2022

“Education as Activism,” Rise Travel Institute Podcast, March 31, 2022

Episode 82, Vegan Mainstream Podcast, March 22, 2022

A Conversation with Zoe Weil and Steve Cochrane, World Happiness Fest, March 19, 2022

Episode 67, The Teachernerdz Podcast, February 7, 2022

“Teach students how to solve community & world problems,” TeacherGoals Live Podcast, February 3, 2022

“Learning can liberate – Mary Pat Champeau,” Sentientism Podcast, January 16, 2022

“Humane Education and Solutionary Thinking,” KPFA Radio, December 31, 2021

“Solving the World’s Problems Through Education,” Evolve Podcast, December 13, 2021

Episode 73, Ignite EdTech Podcast, November 19 2021

“Dedicating Her Life to Creating a Humane, Just and Sustainable World with Zoe Weil,” Kindness Think Tank Podcast, August 1, 2021

“Creative Problem Solving: Developing Solutionary Thinkers,” Ethical Schools Podcast, May 6, 2021

“Creating ‘Solutionaries’ with Zoe Weil,” The Critical Thinking Initiative Podcast, April 12, 2021

“Becoming a Solutionary,” Purposeful Empathy podcast, April 8, 2021

“To Create a World Where All Can Thrive, Education Must Change,” The Seed Field: A Podcast by Antioch University, March 31, 2021

“No Judgement… Just How Do We Solve This?” Sentientist Conversations Podcast, March 14, 2021

Humane Education with Zoe Weil,” Human Restoration Project, March 28, 2020

Things Fall Apart podcast, March 28, 2020

“Humane Education and the Whole Child,” Maine ASCD podcast, December 26, 2019

Connected Roots Podcast of the Humane Education Coalition, October 23, 2019

“Zoe Weil on Humane Education,” Ethical Schools podcast, May 22, 2019

The Sunny Chayes Show, UBN Radio, January 11, 2017

Why We Should All Have a Humane Education, My Home Planet, March 21, 2017

How to Make the World A Better Place, Blog Talk Radio interview with Andrew Kirschner, May 17, 2016

MetroFocus interview on NYC PBS affiliate, WNET, April 14, 2016

Sustainable Education Part: 1, Sea Change Radio, April 14, 2016

Sustainable Education: Part 2, Sea Change Radio, April 20, 2016

An Education in Solutions Thinking, Metta Center for Nonviolence Podcast, September 8, 2015

PYP 112: Zoe Weil on Raising a Generation of Solutionaries, Plant Yourself Podcast, July 21, 2015

The World Becomes What We Teach, AERO conference interview, May 24, 2015

Rethinking Education, Interview with Zoe Weil, Love Maine Radio, May 5, 2015

Episode #30, Our Hen House TV, March 16, 2015

A sampling of essays by our team

Finance Education in Schools Must Be More Than Personal,” Letter to Edweek, Steve Cochrane, February 2024

Let’s Reimagine the Purpose of School,” Letter to Edweek, Steve Cochrane, November 2022

Read Zoe’s Psychology Today column “Becoming a Solutionary

Urgency and Opportunity: Preparing a Generation of Solutionaries
Steve Cochrane, April 2022

Imagine Educating a Generation of Solutionaries
Heinemann Publishing, May 2016

How to Teach for a Better World
Education Week, April 13, 2016

From Good Works to Good Ideas: Educating the #SolutionaryGeneration
Common Dreams, February 16, 2016

What is Humane Education and how can it save the world?
Animals Asia, September 1, 2015

Creating a Better World Through Education; Creating a Better Education Through The World
Our Hen House, January 6, 2015.

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers” 
Edutopia, June 10, 2014

Why Are We Testing Students Before We Teach Them?, May 28, 2013

It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World, April 6, 2013

Savor and Save: The Key to Being a Lifelong Changemaker
One Green Planet, July 30, 2012

An Open Thank You Letter to Teachers Common Dreams, June 15, 2012

Creating a Generation of Solutionaries
Educational Horizons Magazine, April-May 2012

Teaching: The Most Noble Profession 
Common Dreams, March 4, 2011

A sampling of print interviews with our team

The World Becomes What We Teach” interview with Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today, April 29, 2020

Unbound Project Interview, March 14, 2019

Zoe Weil was named one of “50 Mainers Leading by Example” in Maine Magazine, July 2017

These Groundbreakers Are Shaking the World Up Their Own Way,” Good Housekeeping, June 16, 2017

No estamos abordando los principales problemas mundiales,” Tiching Blog, March 23, 2017

5 Questions for Zoe Weil,” Emergence Magazine Winter, 2015/2016 pgs. 36-39

IWM: Zoe Weil, Borden Communications, October 27, 2015

4 Ways Parents Can Empower Kids to Make A Difference,, July 7, 2015

Fish Smarts: Why Fish Are More Than Just Streams of Protein, Psychology Today, July 5, 2015

Big problems require bigger “Solutionaries”: How a red t-shirt and a big vision can shift the purpose of schooling, Edumodels, June 19, 2015

Zoe Weil Receives Honorary Degree from Valparaiso University, Valpo Life, May 6, 2015

How the Way You Spend Your Money Affects Animals, Girlie Girl Army, March 20, 2014

The Heart of Education: A Discussion with Zoe Weil” by Michael Tobias in Forbes, April 25, 2012

Press releases

Zoe Weil Receives 2023 NCSS Spirit of America Award, December 1, 2023

Tween Fiction Book to Empower Young Changemakers, May 16, 2023

Free Solutionary Guidebook Gives Teachers the Tools to Help Students Create a Better World, October 28, 2022

Institute for Humane Education Appoints New Executive Director, August 20, 2021