be the change

19 04, 2017

Climate Change and Peacemaking

by Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Humane Education and Restorative Practices February 27, 2017 was a big day for the youth of Indianapolis.  On that day, our city passed a Climate Resolution, which seeks to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and help make our city climate-change

4 08, 2016

Climate Camp, Overview

Final Notes from Climate Camp 2016 Indianapolis, Ind. (July 30, 2016) – Earth Charter Indiana and its youth program, Youth Power Indiana, along with partner Peace Learning Center and HEART, collaborated once again on their annual weeklong Climate Camp, July 25-29. Youth are available for interviews upon request. Highlights of the

28 07, 2015

7 Ways to Build Empathy

We utilize Feelings Bingo to teach children about their feelings and how to express them in healthy ways. Building empathy is at the heart of "be the change" - the new exhibit and workshop series located in Peace Learning Center's lower level. Empathy plays a critical role in

17 06, 2015

40 Lessons and Activities on Animal Related Issues

Our newest addition to Peace Learning Center is "be the change" which includes 30 permanent, interactive exhibits designed to build empathy and compassion by showing people how small changes they make in their daily lives can make a big difference for our planet and in our world. The exhibits are free

9 04, 2015

2015 Climate Camp

Climate Camp sponsored by Earth Charter Indiana, Youth Power Indiana, and HEART: Learn about our climate predicament along with sustainability solutions and civic action opportunities. Enjoy locally grown food, nature hikes, bike rides and make some new friends! July 20-24, 2015 Open to greater Indy youth and teens, 4-12th graders

18 03, 2015

be the change Sneak Peek

  At Peace Learning Center, we think of peace as a series of concentric circles starting with self, others, and then rippling out to the community.  If we are to truly have a peaceful community (both global and local), we must not only take fellow humans into account

14 11, 2014

Floor Make-over

Our be the change exhibit area is nearly finished and it's looking amazing thanks to hard work from many dedicated people! It's went from a wet, gross, and unusable basement area to a cool, modern place that inspires everyone to learn how they can make the planet a better place

8 10, 2014

Climate Camp – Fall Mini-Camp

CLIMATE CAMP - FALL MINI-CAMP Saturday, November 8, 1-6 pm at Peace Learning Center Wanted: Youths ages 9-17, who grasp our climate reality and want to get engaged in solutions both personal and civic in scope. Come meet or catch-up with past Climate Campers and help reconnect our community. Help

10 09, 2014

2014 Climate Camp!

Check-out this fantastic video to learn more about the 2014 Climate Camp - the first of its kind camp designed to empower youth to take action to protect our climate! Click here to view the video. Climate Camp was a joint venture between Earth Charter Indiana, HEART, Youth Power Indiana

29 08, 2014


Did you know that the fumes given off by many paints are linked to asthma, allergies, cancer and a handful of environmental issues? Thankfully there are companies like Ecos Paints who have created quality products, while still being committed to their customers health and the environment! What's even cooler?! They

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