IHE alumna Natalie Krivas on developing practical solutionary curricula, community involvement, and the impact that a single person can have.Read more »
Humane Educators in Action
Humane educators are innovative social changemakers, using their skills and talents in a variety of ways. There is no typical humane educator. They teach in classrooms and communities; they start their own businesses; they work for non-profit organizations. They bring humane education to careers as diverse as filmmaking, social work, law, health care, veterinary medicine, and design.
Read stories about humane educators in action below.
I am a humane educator: Kyle Hawks
HE alumnus Kyle Hawks on changing paths, meditating to find clarity, and creating an inclusive place for community building and animals in need.Read more »
Paul K. Chappell: Solutionary Spotlight
Introduction: Paul K. Chappell is an international peace educator, author, and founder of Peace Literacy. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. Realizing that humanity is facing new challenges that require us to become as well-trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war, Chappell…Read more »
Transforming our Animal-based Food System: An Interview with Bruce Friedrich
Introduction: Bruce Friedrich is the Founder and CEO of the Good Food Institute (GFI). He is a TED Fellow, Y Combinator alum, 2021 “American Food Hero” (EatingWell Magazine), and popular speaker on food innovation. He has penned op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wired, and many other publications. He has…Read more »
Solutionary-focused education is the transformative approach we most need: An Interview with Katie Coppens
Introduction: Katie Coppens is an award-winning science teacher at Falmouth Middle School, the author of seven STEM-themed children’s books, and an experienced solutionary educator. In 2018 she participated in the Institute for Humane Education’s Solutionary Pilot Program, and her students shared their solutions to the problem of animal testing at our Solutionary Summit in Portland,…Read more »
Less work, more time to be a solutionary: An Interview with Veronika Perková
Veronika Perková is a Czech environmental journalist with bylines in BBC, Mongabay, and Earth Island Journal. She hosts a monthly, solutions-focused podcast, Nature Solutionaries, which tackles conservation and population issues. She is also the author of Ask Great Questions, Get Great Answers; a university lecturer on interviewing; and a wildlife illustrator. Zoe Weil: You’re a…Read more »
What I Learned Sitting Next to Bob Dylan
When I was in my twenties, a friend and I went to a Tom Waits performance in Chicago. We had perfect center seats close to the front. But although the theater was packed, the two seats next to us were empty. As the theater darkened and the performance began, two people entered and took the…Read more »
Educating for Sustainability: An Interview with Jaimie Cloud
Introduction: Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure, and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The Cloud Institute…Read more »
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation: An Interview with Ariane White, Ed.D., M.Ed.
Introduction: Ariane White began working in education in 2003 as a high school teacher before earning her M.Ed. degree with the Institute for Humane Education in 2010. She earned her doctoral degree in education from Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in 2019. LMU has recently launched a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center, which…Read more »
Humane Education Through History, Art, and Inspiration: An Interview with Robert Shetterly
Introduction: After graduating from college and moving to Maine in 1970, Robert Shetterly taught himself drawing, printmaking, and painting, becoming an illustrator at newspapers and of approximately 30 books. After the 9/11 attacks, Rob painted a portrait of Walt Whitman, etching a quote from Whitman on the painting. Thus began his Americans Who Tell the…Read more »