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Published on Oct 16, 2012
Zoe Weil is the co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), www.HumaneEducation.org. IHE works to create a humane, just, and sustainable world for people, animals, and the environment through education. IHE offers a variety of programs for teachers, parents, students, concerned citizens, and changemakers, including the only graduate programs in comprehensive humane education in the U.S., online courses, workshops, and free downloadable resources at www.HumaneEducation.org. Zoe has been a humane educator for over 25 years, bringing the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection to classrooms, conferences, universities, and communities in an effort to provide people of all ages with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to be conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a better world. Her TEDxDirigo talk, "The World Becomes What You Teach" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HEV9... has been among the 50 top-rated of over 13,000 TEDx talks, and in 2012 Zoe gave another acclaimed TEDx talk, "Solutionaries" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImOi9Y.... Zoe is the author of six books, including Nautilus Silver Medal winner, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life; Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times; The Power and Promise of Humane Education, and Moonbeam Gold Medal winner for juvenile fiction, Claude and Medea. Zoe also tours with her one-woman show, "My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl." You can find her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter at ZoeWeil, and read her blog at www.zoeweil.com.
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