Who We Are

The World Becomes What We Teach.

Mission
IHE educates people to create a world in which all humans, animals, and nature can thrive.
Strategy
To achieve our mission, we offer:
●  Online Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Humane Education delivered in partnership with Antioch University and designed to prepare teachers and changemakers to educate about the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental ethics, and animal protection.
●  Center for Solutionary Change that serves as a dynamic hub of learning, professional development, educational resources, and methodologies for advancing the growing solutionary movement.
●  High Impact Outreach through keynote addresses, books, workshops, TEDx talks, and consultation.

 

 

What is a Solutionary?

Solutionary: Noun: A solutionary is able to identify inhumane and unsustainable systems, then develop solutions that are healthy and just for people, animals, and the environment. Conscious of their personal impact, solutionaries also endeavor to do the most good and least harm through the choices they make. Adjective: Characterized by addressing problems in a strategic, comprehensive way that does not harm one group by helping another.

What is MOGO?

MOGO, short for “most good,” is a quick way of thinking about the fundamental question that underlies humane education: How can each of us, through our daily choices, work, communities, and volunteerism do the most good and the least harm to ourselves, other people, animals, and the environment?

The Essential Elements of Humane Education

To ensure that people have the skills and experiences to be solutionaries for a more just, humane, and healthy world, humane educators must enable others to:

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Acquire Knowledge

by preparing them to be enthusiastic and effective researchers who are able to obtain accurate information about interconnected global challenges and discern fact from opinion and conjecture.

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Think Deeply

by developing their critical-, creative-, strategic-, and systems-thinking skills.

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Make Compassionate & Responsible Choices

by fostering wonder and appreciation for the natural world; empathy for people and animals; and a commitment to doing the most good and least harm.

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Focus On Solutions

by providing opportunities to collaboratively engage in problem-solving; implement ideas; and assess and improve upon them.