What if we all had the passion and skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, and, through our daily choices, work, and acts of citizenship, made choices that do the most good and least harm for ourselves, other people, animals, and the earth?

IMAGINE the world we would create.

Humane education is the key to creating such a world.

Humane education not only instills the desire and capacity to live with compassion, integrity, and wisdom, but also provides the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways so that we can find solutions that work for all.

Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the nonprofit Institute for Humane Education, hits on the potential of Humane Education in her inspiring Tedx talk: The World Becomes What You Teach.

Institute for Humane Education

The Institute for Humane Education is the leading organization in the world for promoting Humane Education, graduating teachers with the skill sets necessary to help students find the solutions for tomorrow's problems today, and providing the necessary resources for teachers to incorporate lesson plans that stress the crucial interconnection of our planet and its inhabitants. 

For almost 20 years, The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) has worked to create a healthy, sustainable and humane world through education. And IHE continues to evolve and is reaching new heights by creating Solutionary Congresses around the country.  These congresses will allow students from all over to come together to work on the major problems we face in the 21st century.


What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are but tiny matters as compared to what lies within us.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson