Extending our circle of compassion – Zoe Weil at TEDx Talks

Dear friends, especially those of you who love dogs, please watch this worthwhile TEDx Talk. It’s a beautiful talk that will leave you inspired to make this world a better place.
Please let me know your thoughts.
Hugs,
Andrea Kladar

 

Published on Mar 4, 2014 by TEDx Talks

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (www.HumaneEducation.org) and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, which provides people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to be conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a better world. Zoe created the first Master of Education and Certificate Program in Humane Education in the U.S. covering the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. She has also created acclaimed online programs and leads workshops and speaks at universities, conferences, and events across the U.S. and Canada. She has taught tens of thousands students through her innovative school presentations, and has trained several thousand teachers through her workshops and programs. Zoe’s most recent book, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life, won the 2010 Nautilus silver medal in sustainability and green values. She is the author of several other books including Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times for parents; The Power and Promise of Humane Education for educators; and Claude and Medea: The Hellburn Dogs, winner of the Moonbeam gold medal in juvenile fiction, which follows the exploits of two seventh graders who become clandestine activists in New York City, righting wrongs where they find them. Zoe received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Her portrait was painted for the Americans Who Tell the Truth series and she was honored with the Women in Environmental Leadership Award from Unity College.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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About Andrea Kladar

Andrea Kladar is the founder of the 100 FOR 100 Movement who led by example and ran 100 km to save 100 animals in 2013 placing first for women under 40 in the Canadian National Trail Championships and raising over $14,000 for charity. Andrea is not a professional athlete. She is a war refugee. She is a daughter, spouse and friend. She is a godmother and philanthropist. She is vegan and a finance professional who lives in Calgary, Canada. If Andrea can take on this challenge, so can you! Join the 100 FOR 100 Movement today!! Go to www.100for100.me to sign up now
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3 Responses to Extending our circle of compassion – Zoe Weil at TEDx Talks

  1. Jeff Kildahl says:

    AK~

    I am familiar w/ Ms. Weil’s extensive and diverse background…surpassed only by her tireless effort to educate others respective to human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection.

    These seemingly disparate elements are connected. Disruption to one element impacts the balance with far-reaching consequences yet to be realized.

    We have been conditioned to react only when “crisis mode” is imminent. Conventional agriculture is directly linked to several global ecological issues, responsible for chronic and degenerative diseases ~ exacerbated by deplorable healthcare policies in which only symptoms are treated.

    It is comforting to know specific sectors of the food industry ~ backed by lobbyists, pharmaceutical companies, and the rest of it ~ reap billions of dollars in annual profits at the expense of sentient beings, the environment, and our health. This is a losing proposition…and it shows.

    Long overdue is the requisite proactive behavior to consume foods our bodies are biologically adapted to eat. Humans possess the power of choice. Mindful, ethical nutritive decisions honor the sanctity of life, our unwavering compassion for the rights of sentient beings, in the spirit of personal and planetary health.

    Primary source nutrition coupled with remarkable movements like 100 FOR 100 represent the only paths to ensure accountability.

    Namaste…

    ~Doc Madness
    Boulder, CO

    • So very true and eloquently written Dr. Kildahl.

      I sincerely hope that the world will learn sooner than later because what we are doing to our world and its sentient beings currently is absolute insanity.

  2. AK~

    I am familiar w/ Ms. Weil’s extensive and diverse background…surpassed only by her tireless effort to educate others respective to human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection.

    These seemingly disparate elements are connected. Disruption to one element impacts the balance with far-reaching consequences yet to be realized.

    We have been conditioned to react only when “crisis mode” is imminent. Conventional agriculture is directly linked to several global ecological issues, responsible for chronic and degenerative diseases ~ exacerbated by deplorable healthcare policies in which only symptoms are treated.

    It is comforting to know specific sectors of the food industry ~ backed by lobbyists, pharmaceutical companies, and the rest of it ~ reap billions of dollars in annual profits at the expense of sentient beings, the environment, and our health. This is a losing proposition…and it shows.

    Long overdue is the requisite proactive behavior to consume foods our bodies are biologically adapted to eat. Humans possess the power of choice. Mindful, ethical nutritive decisions honor the sanctity of life, our unwavering compassion for the rights of sentient beings, in the spirit of personal and planetary health.

    Primary source nutrition coupled with remarkable movements like 100 FOR 100 represent the only paths to ensure accountability.

    Namaste…

    ~Doc Madness
    Boulder, CO

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