IDEA, The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness
IDEA, The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness, is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank, education and advocacy organization working at the intersection of human, animal and environmental issues. IDEA works to develop new paradigms in bioethics, which change the way society views and interacts with animals and nature. IDEA utilizes the arts in its work for a healthful, humane and sustainable future.
IDEA’s diverse programmatic initiatives include:
• Expert policy analysis and consulting services including on environmental, bioethical and public health issues;
• Green architectural design & solar energy-design consulting services;
• Healing programs for abused companion, domestic, and other animals; and investigative research & public education focusing on farmed animal welfare;
• Nutrition Literacy & Education materials for at-risk, under-served populations.
Informing every aspect of IDEA's work is a firm belief in the principles of nonviolence. IDEA addresses the root causes, rather than the symptoms, of the problems currently facing the earth and its inhabitants. Our goal is to help people, on an individual and societal level, learn to live harmoniously with the earth, animals and each other.