BECOME A “SOLUTIONARY”

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It was co-founded by Zoe Weil who along with his partner, Rae Sikora have been active in guiding people of all ages towards the building of a healthy, just and peaceful world.

Zoe taught young people for many years about ethical global issues and how they themselves can be changemakers. Zoe and Rae together launched the Center for Compassionate Living (CCL) in 1996 in Surry, ME to highlight issues such as animal protection, justice, environmental sustainability and compassion. They later introduced their programme through universities.

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Verbatim from Institute for Human Education

What’s a “solutionary”?

  • A solutionary is someone who identifies inhumane, unsustainable, and unjust systems and then develops solutions to transform them so that they are restorative, healthy, and equitable for people, animals, and the environment.
  • A solutionary brings critical, systems, strategic, and creative thinking to bear on pressing and entrenched challenges in an effort to create positive changes that don’t have unintended negative consequences on anyone, human or nonhuman.
  • A solutionary strives to make personal choices and support systems that do the most good and least harm for all life.

What’s the difference between a solutionary and a humanitarian?

Humanitarians – those people who seek to alleviate suffering and directly help others, whether human or nonhuman – serve a crucial function in a world where there is an acute and immediate need. Solutionaries often do humanitarian acts, but their focus is always on changing the systems that contribute to, or cause, the problems in the first place. Solutionaries focus on solving problems so that they cease to exist. 

How can I become a Solutionary?

To be a solutionary, you first need to bring a solutionary lens to problems and to learn to think like a solutionary.

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