Creative artists for peace and environment
Promoting a lasting culture of peace among all living beings is the mission of David and Renate Jakupca, the work of a lifetime! Together they founded the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987 to help citizens better understanding the latest updates on complex global issues.
ICEA has a well-earned reputation for excellence through its really unique, world-class library of specialized information, as well as a range of original and collaborative programs with other organizations. Their revolutionary method is recognized worldwide as a support for research, information sharing and sustainable actions for a culture of peace. Among the artists’ accomplishments are the construction of an ecological dwelling and an ecomuseum in Berea, the creation of the “World’s Children Peace Monument”, and the “Great American Peace Trail”.
Dr. Renate Jakupca was awarded the first doctorate for the science of environment and peace arts. David Jakupca is recognized as the spiritual father of the environmental arts movement. Its traveling exhibition “Endangered Spaces” was presented in 1996 at Habitat II, the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul, Turkey.
Recipients of numerous awards, David and Renate Jakupca believe that the future of humanity rests on the younger generations who will succeed the alliance of economy and culture with technology, through education for a just peace and sustainable.
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