What is a Solutionary and How Can I Be One?

Members of the Care2 community have many things in common, but we have important differences, too. There are different issues and problems that most concern us. Some of us may be passionately committed to environmental issues; some to animal issues; some to women’s, children’s or civil rights; some to education. We also have different skills and talents that we can bring to bear on the grave challenges of our time, and we differ in what we enjoy doing.

These differences are key to our ability to create lasting, systemic change. It is our differences that matter most when it comes to building a just, restorative and humane world for all people, animals and ecosystems, because it is our differences that will enable each of us to become the solutionary we are meant to be, combining our concerns with our talents and passions to make the biggest contribution of which we are capable.

How can you become the solutionary you were meant to be? I offer you this 11-minute TEDx talk, How to be a Solutionary,  to help guide you on your path.


What you do matters. Welcome to a future of solutionaries.


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Zoe Weil is the president of the Institute for Humane Education, which offers the only graduate programs in comprehensive humane education, as well as online courses, workshops, and free resources. She is the author of Nautilus silver medal winner Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life; Above All, Be Kind; The Power and Promise of Humane Education; and Moonbeam gold medal winner Claude and Medea, about middle school students who become activists. She has given several acclaimed TEDx talks, including “The World Becomes What You Teach” and “Solutionaries” and blogs. Join her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @ZoeWeil.



John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks Zoe for the very good article and great video.

Brian M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Excellent motivational talk. Becoming part of the solution means getting out of the box labeled "the problem."

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Past Member 3 years ago


Tim C.
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Nyack Clancy
Nyack Clancy3 years ago

Very inspirational! Thanks for that!

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing this.

Noor K.
A K.3 years ago

Is there a way to save articles to our Care2 accounts? I've been using pinterest for it, but I wish I had a way to save my favorites here. This video is a answered prayer. Alhamdulillah!

Noor K.
A K.3 years ago

I am learning I need to learn the difference between 'fighting with" & "fighting for". May my purpose on this earth create a better world for others.