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Zoe Weil

Zoe WeilCo-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), Zoe Weil has been a pioneer in the humane education movement – an educational approach which works to create a peaceful, healthy and just world for all people, animals, and the environment. She has taught tens of thousands of people of all ages about humane and compassionate living, and her Institute trains people to be effective, inspiring humane educators through its Master of Education and Humane Education Certificate programs.

Prior to co-founding IHE, Weil created and directed Animalearn, which became one of the most successful humane education programs in the world. While directing Animalearn, she created and co-edited Animalearn Magazine and co-authored the Sowing Seeds Humane Education Workbook.

Weil is the author of Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times, of The Power and Promise of Humane Education, and of the Nautilus Silver Medal winner Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life. Most Good, Least Harm explores how to make better choices as consumers as well as direct ways to become involved with the community.

She has also written two books for young people, Moonbeam Gold Medal winner Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs, about 12-year-old activists inspired by an eccentric substitute teacher to right wrongs where they find them, and So, You Love Animals: An Action-Packed, Fun-Filled Book to Help Kids Help Animals.

Weil is on the graduate faculty at Cambridge College, and she has served as a consultant on humane education in many countries around the world, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Brazil, France, England, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, and Japan. She has written numerous articles and essays on humane education and compassionate living, and serves on the board of directors of HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers). She earned a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Master’s in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.

She speaks on environmental education, green parenting, green lifestyles and consumer choices, animal protection, ethics and sustainability, and activism and civic engagement. In addition, she also offers a humorous and entertaining one-woman show entitled “My Ongoing Problems with Kindness: Confessions of MOGO Girl.”

Videos of presentations and interviews, speaking testimonials, audio programs, a book excerpt and information about her books are available here.

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