An Open Letter to President Donald Trump RE: EARTH DAY 2017 EDITORIAL: THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS DESERVE TO BE PRESERVED BY CREATING THE NATIONAL COAST-TO-COAST GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Date: April 5, 2017
Category: Government and Politics

Dear President Trump,
On March 16, You announced a budget plan which calls for increasing funds for military spending and homeland security. To set off the increased spending, You have proposed sweeping cuts to several different governmental organizations that you and your administration may not think are necessary for American life.

We at The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) are aware of the implications of these budget cuts and would like to defend Environmental Arts Programs like the WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT (WCPM), COASTWEEKS dot Com and the National Coast-to-Coast ‘GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL’. Across the world, the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is the cultural backbone of communities. The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts can influence another culture and even bring cultures together. Environmental Arts is so strong on the global stage because of our uniqueness. The music, artwork and theater are all global phenomena using Iceality. The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is a powerful tool, one that the whole Trump administration should want to take full advantage of. Since 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio, Environmental Art has been a global commodity, and the power of a universal Language of Design that Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern global sustainable movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.

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The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM)
A gift from Germany to America

The Environmental Arts are also important for the American individual through the building of the GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL, and have now become a source of comfort and confidence building for Americans of all ages. Community artistic activities connected to the GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL encourage the individual to be in touch with his or her thoughts in a beautiful way and provide a healthy way for one to be in touch with his or her emotions. When someone is sad, he or she can channel sadness into a poem of peace and iceality. If someone is happy, he or she can perform an upbeat song. Any emotion in between can be channeled into the Art of Iceality in some way. The GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL can provide a way to express oneself in a world that can often silence emotions.

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Ambassador Renate leading the Worlds Children of Legal Immigrants
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The GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL is also is a source of togetherness among Americans that can Unite America. Iceality allows people of all ages to create a community of good. It is touching that human beings can form such strong bonds over something so intrinsic to all cultures. Whether it’s through performing or listening, Iceality provides a common thread for all of us.

The Environmental Arts are now and always will be the centerpiece of American culture. Most popular American songs or famous American artworks are now a product of our love for Iceality in the arts. In recent years, arts programs at schools have been cut all around the country. The federal government to support the popular cause. The federal government, by supporting the environmental arts programs, says that the arts DO matter. By saying the arts do matter, the Trump Administration makes clear that the fostering of American culture is a high priority. The Trump Administration can make America great again by preservation of the soul of our country by creating the National GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL.

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Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’
to Stem the Violence in America’s Youth and Unite America.
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The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) for 30 years already has a strong appreciation for the arts. Poetry slams, a cappella performances, art shows and civic engagement are quite popular in Cleveland. Greater Cleveland is expands its role as global home of the International Environmental Art Movement as the Primary Economic Engine for the Region and as the ‘Cradle for a Universal Culture of Peace’ for All Living Things. (Worlds Children). We are blessed to live in one of the most well-known hubs for art in the world, whether it be at the historic ARK in Berea or Playhouse Square. The only way to support for the arts is to continue our love and support for the Environmental Arts. Promoting Iceality here at The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and in our immediate community is easy and socially worthwhile.

Now that I think about it, there should be a National Iceality Day that is more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration in America. Iceality Day would be a day of potential, especially for All the Worlds Children. It is not about something ‘other’, but something we can celebrate and hold as part of ourselves. It is as intimate as Earth Day is for the Plants and Animals and International Peace Day is for the Human’s but more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration on the calendar. It is about US as much as it is about the Animals, Fish, and Birds, about the Plants and Trees, Land and Waters. There is no escaping the Planet Earth. Very few have done it and never for long. The astronauts that are on the International Space Station are going to be off the Earth for a short time; the longest time anyone has spent away from our planet yet…so the universal symbol of peace, the WCPM is ready for Peace in Space.

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“The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”
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The WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT members and scholars can support the global iceality methodology on a deeper level by supporting local arts. Like arts programs in schools, local museums and galleries all over the country need funding more than ever. Although on a smaller stage, smaller museums and galleries ensure that the environmental arts continue to thrive. Volunteering and even time spent on social media sites could make a difference.

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Using the ICEALITY METHODOLOGY
teachers can now educate American Children in all  American schools, colleges and university’s
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We at International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) also encourage You and Your Administration to teach the Theory of Iceality in America’s Classrooms and for scholars to take their appreciation for the environmental arts and pursue iceality as a lifelong goal. Keep performing and listening, keep painting, designing and analyzing.

Please take matters into your own hands to preserve our American environmental artistic culture for yourself, your countrymen and for All the Worlds Children.

Thank You and Peace Friend~
David Jakupca
Renate Jakupca
American Cultural Ambassadors

Links: Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’ to Stem the Violence in America’s Youth and Unite America   http://www.theicea.com/page33

 

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Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame.   Short Link: http://wp.me/p42V70-1G Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and into the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame

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Ambassador Renate  ~  First Lady of Peace

Renate Jakupca of the Siebenbuergen Saxons along with her husband David Jakupca in 1987 created a revolutionary method for making a sustainable culture of Peace for All the Worlds Children and establishing a whole new scientific field in Environmental Arts and Culture. Her pioneering work on Peace through the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’ has had a significant impact on future peace endeavors and research. A risk-taker, Ambassador Renate has always done things her way: Committed to preserving our planet, she has dedicated her life to finding new and intelligent solutions to address the environmental challenge. Passionate and determined, she is convinced that education for all is the key to a better peaceful world and, through her work at the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), she hopes to contribute to promoting Sustainable Global Peace as a Science for a captivating and fun career path for all the Worlds Children.

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“…..Nach dem Staatsstreich vom 23 August 1944 und der Kriegserklarung Rumaniens am Deutschland zwei Tage spatter spitzte sich die Sicherheitslage Anfang September fur einige sachsische Gemainden im sogenannten Szeklerzipfel bzw. im ungarisch-rumanischen Grenzraum bedrohlich zu. Als deren unmittelbare Folge kam es fur Tausende von alteren Menschen, Frauen und Kindern zure ubersturzten Flucht, die fur einige den Tod, fur die moisten Not, Elend und Heimatverlust mit sich brachte. Im Folgenden soll die Chronologie der militarischen Ereignizze in diesen dramatischen Spatsommertagen nachgezeichnet warden”.

ARK in Berea: “…..Only two days after the coup of 23 August 1944 and the declaration of war on Germany, the security situation beginning in September became threatening for some Saxon Communities in the so-called Székely tip or in the Hungarian Romanian border region.  The direct result of the coup was death for some people, but for most poverty, misery and loss of home for some  tens of thousands of older people, women and children. This is the beginning of the chronology of the military events that started on that dramatic late summer day.  When Romania signed a peace treaty with the Soviets in 1944, the German military began withdrawing the Saxons from Transylvania: Around 100,000 Germans fled before the Soviet Red Army, but Romania did not conduct the expulsion of Germans as did neighboring countries at war’s end. However, more than 10 Million people including 70,000 Transylvania Saxons ‘disappeared’ after they were arrested by the Soviet Army for alleged cooperation with Germany”.         

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1956 Saxon Dance Troupe at Sachsenheim with Renate Gottschick

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1956 Saxon Dance Troupe at Sachsenheim with Renate Gottschick

Because they were considered Auslandsdeutsche (“Germans abroad”) by the German government, the Saxons had the right to German citizenship. Consequently, numerous Saxons emigrated to Germany and Austria. Renate’s Father, Hans Gottschick, who was born in Waltersdorf, was drafted into the German Army and became a POW in Linz, Austria. After he was was discharge he married Imgard Schlapak and moved to Ried in Immkreis, Austria where Renate was born. The Gottschick Family later emigrated from Austria to Ohio City in Cleveland, Ohio where many of the German/Saxon immigrants congregated. They all lived in an apartment building near the Westside Market until permanent housing and jobs could be found. Across the street from the apartment was St. Emeric Hungarian Catholic Church. In those years, shopping at the Westside Market was pretty much of a daily ritual. There were no big malls. Fries and Schuele was also a store which was visited frequently. It was not easy in those years coming to a new country and life, but there was a bond and togetherness with the German community that is still talked about today. Families in the The Greater Cleveland German community still support each other to this day. Friendships were always cherished amongst the communities. When Renate was very young, going to the Westside Sachsenheim was always special. There were holiday events for children which we always looked forward to. To this day, these events are still going on at the Sachsenheim. Renate met her husband, David,  at the Sachsenheim when his family help start the  Deutshe Musik Verein (German Music School). Renate is an active Member of Branch 4 of the Alliance of Transylvania Saxons.  Sachsenheim is a very special historical place with many memories for them and other people, too. They also remember going to the Hofbrau Haus (which was the Eastside Sachsenheim) on East 55th Street which would have dances every Friday and Saturday nights. You would always see the ethnic community there on those nights! Steve Bensic who started the Hofbrau Haus had a beautiful European setting, and not only for the Germans, but it was a place where all European immigrants could congregate and enjoy themselves. Renate and David used to go to the Hofbrau Haus on Friday and Saturday nights before they got married and they always said how special the place was. It is still talked about today. Since most of the Germans/Saxon were Lutheran, they went to Teutsch Evangelical Lutheran Church, which the Saxons started. Renate married David in 1973 and the celebration afterwords at the Sachsenheim went to 6AM.  They moved to Berea, Ohio and soon afterwards a distinctly off-center collection of counter culture hippies, agrarians, artists, musicians, anarchists, philosophers, immigrants, nudists, students, writers, and some vegetarians started to assemble informally around a primitive campfire at their home in the woods up on banks of the Rocky River in Berea, Ohio. David and Renate Jakupca, welcomed into their woods these social refugees, some staying for only a day, some for years, but always around the Fire. Meanwhile, the campfire reputation as an avant-garde cultural center continued to grow, drawing the likes of sculptor John Puskas, adventurer and poet Daniel Thompson, activist Ione Biggs, and environmentalist John Perera, writer Barb Sherwood, socialite Pat Hitt as well as other members of the international community. This fringe establishment congregating around a rustic fire pit at the ARK in Berea became a lay convent for free thinkers and international intellectuals seeking connections between humankind, nature, culture and the universe is where the Beginning of Greater Cleveland’s Sustainable Movement can be traced to. Later in 1987, it all formed into the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) organization. Her work as an International advocate for All Living Things has led to forming several Theories.  A sense of “principles or methods” of a science as art followed by practice about what it actually takes to develop peaceful World Children.

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Renate explains that “Living in Peace is what all the  Worlds Children share in common. Why not teach our kids these things in schools? Aren’t they supposed to learn facts that will make their lives better and healthier along with the values to implement them?” To help answer these questions, ICEA was founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues. ICEA was organized into three divisions: Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, this acts as an umbrella organization of affiliated groups that support related agendas with the idea of creating a prototype ICEA Affiliate Centers  that are easily replicable in other communities, cities, states and countries.

ICEA’s mission is the Theory of ICEALITY on Environmental Arts, that is to “Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and culture ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things (Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms)”.  As the first professional organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA a leader in the Environmental Arts Movement and a force for socially responsible activity. ICEA’s unique holistic approach for advocating environmental issues through Iceality was enthusiastically accepted by the United Nations and ICEA was invited to participate in the 1992 EARTH SUMMIT in Rio de Janeiro. David and Renate were on location in Canada but Ben Chavis carried the artwork entitled ‘For the Children’ to the earth Summit for exhibition. “The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is the blueprint that all NGO organizations should aspire to worldwide. Inspirational, groundbreaking, innovative, encouraging and most important all inclusive. Creativity is strong in ICEA’s hands”. Ben Chavis, UCC at the Earth Summit 1992.

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In 1987, the Jakupca’s ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’ became the universal peace equation that outlined the fundamentals of the   Science behind the developing a sustainable Culture of Peace and Global Harmony for All Living Things.

For the World Conference on Human Rights, 14-25 June 1993, Vienna, Austria: Renate returned to her Heimatland as an Official United Nations Observer to the World Conference on Human Rights. At the Conference on Human Rights, Renate, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations’ World InternecineMatrix19Conferences through ICEA here in Cleveland. With this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of the Worlds Children. The Bosnian War in former Yugoslavia was going on just south of Vienna during the Human Rights Conference. The Neighbor in Need Program was in effect at the Conference with members of the human rights monitoring team which was composed of international representatives assisting in organizing the largest private donor initiative program in the Balkans. Over 42,000 tons of food and medicine were carried by truck loads to 300,000 refugees and dislocated persons (Muslims, Croats and Serbs). The relief deliveries and the distribution were channeled through the Austrian Red Cross and Caritas and the truck loads of goods was dispatched, and the Austrian people were personally thanked by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Working with the Neighbor in Need Program, Renate realized that war affects the Worlds Children in different ways. First, those children are dependent on the care, compassion, and attention of family around them. These family bonds are often disrupted in times of war and refugee children may be forced to substitute care with strangers or lose all adult protection. During the Bosnian War, they were known as “unaccompanied children”. David Jakupca told me during our interview that “…at the UN Conference on Human Rights – Revisited in Cleveland, Ohio, Renate went immediately to the leaders of the Cleveland community with Dr. Werner Lange, Director of the InterChurch Council of Cleveland to organize a local Neighbor in Need Program for Bosnia. This humanitarian action was eventually supported by US Ambassador Milton Wolfe and reached the office of President Bill Clinton. Her lifetime of work advocating for All the Worlds Children at ICEA has been providing training and community networking opportunities for youth for almost 30 years while sponsoring environmental educational workshops, conferences, and national and international exhibitions promoting the building of multicultural diversity and greater global cooperation. This has won her critical acclaim from scores of international institutions and countries including several from the United Nations, the Nelson Mandela Peace Medal, the German Expolino Award, the Helen Prize and the Freedom Award. Ambassador Renate, as the First Lady of Peace is a living marvel as the worlds foremost campaigner for All the Worlds Children. During her travels around the World with the United Nations Worlds Conference Program Ambassador Renate has met many of the world’s most influential people including Mr. and Mrs Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat, Jane Fonda, Presidents and Ambassadors from all 140 countries. Also, numerous leaders in business, education, activist, entertainers and many more connected with the UN Conferences.And that is just part of her story.

Internecine Martrix 001As a life long champion against social injustice and defender of basic rights Ambassador Renate garnered her share enemy’s. This became painfully apparent after HABITAT II. The Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements HABITAT II was held in Istanbul, Turkey from June 3–14, 1996. Renate recycled the UN Conference and it was packed up in Istanbul, Turkey and sent safely to ICEA HQ’s in Cleveland, Ohio to be an official part Cleveland’s Bicentennial Celebration: Ironically entitled “the Spirit of Habitat II – What is a City but its People”, it was set up and opened for a private showing but never opened to the public. Shysters and charlatans masquerading as legitimate business and civic leaders convinced the Cleveland Public Library to close it down immediately, hoping to bankrupt and close ICEA.  The Cleveland International Council was formed to replace ICEA when that happened.  Fortunately, others in the community stepped forward and that did not happen.  The exhibition was taken apart and set up in various locations around the city and what could not be used was sent to ahead to South Africa, the exhibitions next destination. A detailed account can be found in the  ‘The Internecine Matrix’. 

The 1999 International Helen Prize Humanitarian Award was conferred on Ambassador Renate acknowledging that treacherous attack on a United Nations Exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio.    helen-prize-ambassador-renate-iceality-caldicott

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FIRST LADY of PEACE: AMBASSADOR RENATE

“The World Conferences-Revisited Program will, in all its work, endeavor to speak out clearly in favor of local, regional and global long-term interests that allow basic problems to be addressed. It will seek always in its work, to promote the interests of the poor, underprivileged and disenfranchised, and show to future generations that multicultural development is an essential ingredient for sustainable development” says Ambassador Renate. InternecineMatrix7 The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience. To Read More on Ambassador Renate’s United Nations Revisited Program   ‘click here’ Growing up in Greater Cleveland  and basing the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) there, she has received  the recognition and respect from elected officials there ever since Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich presented the first one in 1982. Mr. Baba Brohi, Pakistan Peace Emissary, founder of Pakistan World Peace Daily and educator in the field of Iceality education supports Ambassador Renate because she is totally committed to her vision and that acts as an inspiration to young people everywhere  to contribute to the peace process by creating a nexus of young international leaders committed to building a better future for themselves and all generations of the Worlds Children. On April 16, 1997, David and Renate Jakupca was appointed by Herr Lukardis von Studinitz, Generalkommissiart EXPO2000, as American Cultural Ambassadors to EXPO2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany. Also appointed as EXPO 2000 Goodwill Ambassador from the United States was golfing legend Arnold Palmer.  They created the project named ‘The US 31ff3-internecinematrix023Network for EXPO2000′ (www.expo2000usa.com ) and modeled after the successful UN Conferences-revisited program. and would be the first time the internet would be used in conjunction with an overseas exhibition. Because of the success of the ‘The US Network for EXPO2000’ project, people from all over the world would use its internet data base to find information on the Fair. Renate Jakupca would eventually spend six month’s in Germany. As part of EXPO 2000’s ‘Culture on the Move’ segment. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’. This Universal Symbol of Living Peace was the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM). This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. At the closing of EXPO2000 in October 2000 she was instructed that this not the end of her work as Ambassador but just the just the beginning as its representative on the impact of the future of Mankind.

  • Worlds Children Peace Monument Ambassador Renate IcealityHowever, Ambassador Renate’s humanitarian actions are even more spirited than her words here is a partial list of international projects she has piloted: • ‘People not Mascots’ Logo – The ‘People Not Mascots’ Logo is meant to be a Native American protest caricature of the racists Chief Wahoo logo of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. The “People not Mascots’ Logo gained international popular attention when it was it exhibited by ICEA at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna, Austria and has become one of the most recognized anti-racists logo’s in existence changing the way people worldwide view the trillion dollar sports industry. ARK in Berea The historic A.R.K. in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Hand built in 1994 as a work of art by Environmental Artists David and Renate Jakupca. It is a practical design study for the ‘Theory of Iceality in Environmental Arts’ for future buildings and for the global headquarters of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and Cleveland’s Eco Village. It is also a pioneer structure for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998. The A.R.K. is hybrid structure utilizing cob, straw bales, aluminum cans, used tires, and recycled construction materials, It helped to address the environmental problems through ‘iceality’ of large urban areas and the trend of remodeling rather than demolishing and rebuilding existing structures. The ARK in Berea is used as an eco-museum, community center, and art studio of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca. It is recognized as the ‘Birthplace of the sustainable Environmental Art Movement and is registered with the Berea Historical Society, Western Reserve Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) – The concept of a permanent universal symbol of renewal and living peace for all living things was conceived at EXPO200.  It was organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts” is The  Science behind Peace and Global Harmony.  Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms!    The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
  • The “Iceality Methodology”  – is the the most powerful tool in the history of Social Activism……on Facebook! Utilizing the 1987 “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”, the ‘Iceality Methodology’ was developed at EXPO2000 the Worlds Fair held in Hanover Germany to promote the building of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) and the Great American Peace Trail.  Originally designed for MYSPACE, The ‘Iceality Methodology’ has been ‘borrowed’ as a tool for social change by virtually every social activist organization and group on Facebook and is used by over 3 Billion people in a still growing audience. Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’ – The “Worlds Children Peace Monument” (WCPM) and the “Great American Peace Trail” (GAPT) Projects are international, public participatory art projects designed to engage children with cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors. The Department of Peacebuilding – Democrats of the Congessional Black Caucus are using the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts as a model for a proposed a new federal agency

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0c49a-iceaanniversary3aSERVICE WITHOUT PROFIT or GLORY:    In their 2012 Iceality Silver Revelation, the Jakupca’s called for the Greater Cleveland area to come together to design and create the comprehensive system changes to heal this planet and humanity. In this respect, Renate and David are to be considered a philosophical influence behind the dawning of the millennium’s Sustainable Age. In their works, the Jakupca’s called for a development of their avant-garde trilateral symmetry of social systems to align this vision with real-world social conditions and logistics that contend with the problems facing earth’s future. Recalling Einstein’s admonition, paraphrased here, that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created the problem in the first place. The Jakupca’s, being ever mindful of the ecospheric integrity, advocated that the Iceality on Environmental Arts should be practical and have as a holistic purpose the improvement of all living things and ending ecocide. They always proposed that to accelerate the core building blocks of society, all environment/scientific/artistic work should be done in conjunction for charitable purposes –  ‘service without profit or glory’, so they never put financial restrictions on their work. Renate is an indispensable mentor for tomorrow’s young leaders – as you can see she also performs an invaluable function with today’s political, civic, environmental, cultural, religious and other devoted advocates…..all the Worlds Children have found a common meeting ground in Iceality with Ambassador Renate’s generous assistance. Time Magazine Heroes of the planet american cultural ambassadors david renate jakupca iceality The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony should be practical and have as a universal primary purpose the designing of useful things for the improvement of All the Worlds Children. This changed the course of Art in history, from a merely contemplative state, as it was found in ancient times, to a practical, inventive modern state – and this will, it time, continue to lead to the new ‘Methods of Iceality’ that will make possible the Sustainable Age, a Culture of Peace for all Living Things in the following centuries.

RECOGNITION SPEECH ON THE OCCASION OF AWARD OF HONORARY DOCTORATE DEGREES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS AND PEACE SCIENCES (HONORIS CAUSA) TO DAVID AND RENATE JAKUPCA, CONFERRED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS (ICEA) IN A CEREMONY AT GERMAN CENTRAL PARK, PARMA OHIO, ON SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2016.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a privilege and honor for David and I to be here and for me to share my thoughts with you today as the recipient of this Honorary Doctorate from an Institution that plays such a big part in developing the potential and talent of All the Worlds Children living in so many different parts of the world.

Forty-six  years ago when I received my High School Diploma from Parma High School, I never dreamt I would be standing here today robed in scarlet. In accepting this award, I pay tribute to the heroic, inspirational activists I have worked alongside, including activists in Africa, Egypt, China, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Baluchistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq, Palestine and America.

The greatest honor I’ve had in my life is the privilege to know and support so many amazing, courageous human rights defenders around the world. I walk in their shadow, humbled by their bravery and sacrifice.

I am a Transylvania Saxon and was born in a small village in Austria, shortly after the Second World War. We lived disconnected from the world, but, at a very early stage in my life I found a language which helped me connect to the world and other peoples and other nations. This was and is the language of the arts and culture. This is a language without boundaries and it travels freely and safely among the people of the world.

Speaking this very unique language from an early age after immigrating to Cleveland, Ohio, I have always felt that the world is what we make of it. I just had to find the right way to communicate this idea, so that I could make my own contribution to building a more peaceful world through the arts with the help of an intercultural dialogue.

Thirty years after the creation of the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts, the ‘Universal Peace Equation’ was incorporated at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Designed to end the “plague of conflict,” we know all too well that human consciousness has not reached the level where war is unthinkable. All the Worlds Children, especially in poor countries, continue to suffer from the effects of violent conflict. Wars are diverting scarce human and financial resources from key areas such as healthcare and education to military spending, thereby reinforcing poverty, undermining economic growth and stunting progress of nations on all development indicators. In the developed countries, we are perpetuating the culture of conflict by spending the majority of our resources on maintaining the instruments of war, as if the lasting peace can be achieved through the threat of violence.

To the Children, your contribution towards peace is indispensable, because youth is synonymous with creativity and we need creativity to build a global sustainable Culture of Peace. Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen. Be skeptical, question authority and be a rebel. Do not conform and don’t be ordinary. Remember, all human progress is the result of far-sighted people challenging orthodoxy, tradition and rich, powerful, vested interests. Be daring, show imagination and take risks. You need to use the Theory of Iceality to pursue innovative thinking and action not as an option but as a necessity, for the current state of the world attests that business-as-usual approaches to building peace and sustainable development are not working.

The Worlds Children Peace Monument – the pioneering international project designed to promote peace around the world for all living things, is based on the recognition that sustainable peace begins within Iceality. For me, peace starts with accepting and celebrating differences that distinguish us from each other and at the same time unite us in one family: Human, Animal and Plants. We need to live in unity, serve others compassionately and lead peacefully towards a bright future for All the Worlds Children.

Iceality is a value-driven force that helps individuals and communities define their identities and find spiritual, intellectual, emotional and moral fulfillment.

Promoting the shared awareness of Iceality removes important bases for emergence or re-emergence of violence, and builds personal and social capacity for sustainable peace. Iceality also directly contributes to the achievement of important human developmental goals, such as eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality, combating diseases, and ensuring environmental sustainability.

I am committed to an Iceality based intercultural dialogue and was very fortunate to start working with David in Cleveland in founding the ARK in Berea and developing the International Center for Environmental Arts in Cleveland, Ohio.

ICEA has  created joint WCPM programs, thinking and working together with other enlightened Worlds Children in celebration of each others rich, multi-layered culture. These are programs are where the community, business and religious leaders and the government administration joined hands with the young and old, and each one involved contributing to the goal in whichever way they could.   The goal is to impart young people with attaining an education, with technical skills which would raise their employability and contribution to a sustainable global society as social entrepreneurs.

International diplomacy through Iceality is the key for us to understand and to create space for an inter-cultural dialogue, and thereby to make the best use of the enormous spiritual and intellectual wealth that the Earth beholds – All the Worlds Children.

May you all have the good fortune to know someone who will give you the motivation to experience the joy and satisfaction you receive from helping others.

With these thoughts in mind, I proudly but humbly stand before you to accept this Honorary Doctorate on Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences which you have so kindly bestowed upon me.
Peace Friends~
Ambassador Renate

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American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca Expands Role of Greater Cleveland being the International Center of the Environmental Art Movement

 

 

 

The Famous ARK in Berea:

ARK in Berea – Home of the Environmental Art Movement

In 2012, as part of the 25 Year Iceality Silver Revelation, the Greater Cleveland Area has become recognized as  the Global Home of the Environmental Arts Movement by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca of the the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) as a ‘Cultural Industry’, to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs and tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion”

The Global Home of the Environmental Art Movement is the region in Northern Ohio that is noted for its growing concentration of Sustainable Design and Technology Industries. Geographically, the region occupies the same area as the Greater Cleveland Area where it is centered and where most of the companies are located. It is in the northeastern part of Ohio, an area stretching from the south end to Akron-Canton, Lorain in the west and Youngstown in the east.

It is visualized as the home for many of the world’s largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small start ups working on a sustainable future. The term ICEALITY refers to the region’s original innovator, the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), the environmental arts pioneer, but it eventually expands to all sustainable practices, and is now generally used as a metonym for the global cultural of peace sector.

Since 1987, the success of ICEA has spawned a number of other Peace/Environmental Centers throughout the United States and the World, but ICEA continues to make the north coast a leading hub for innovation and development. This question may have occurred to many people’s minds when they came across the term ICEALITY. While its meaning is mostly unknown to them, the revolutionary ideas and developments which have been made in this term affect everyone’s daily life, and it is hard to imagine our modern civilization without them. Greater Cleveland is now recognized as the heartland of the Environmental Peace Industry which is based on the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts.

Iceality saw the “development to the LEED program, the Worlds Children Peace Monument, Urban Lakefront Development and has generated a lot of information on elements related to climate change, population and human rights.

David Jakupca, Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement, asserts that, “Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first goal of society in today’s fast-changing, globalized world.”  The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, “Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming to the principles of the “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”.

The  Theory on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations by 1990 and was featured in many of their World Conferences; 
1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  
2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria 
3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt   

4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China  
5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey 
6- 2000 World’s Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany   
7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa 
8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa  
9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy   
10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy    
11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level, is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.

Looking at our over populated society in which Sustainability has become a necessity against Ecocide, the crucial role of Iceality in the Environmental Arts and Design Revolution becomes even more evident.

This also makes Iceality a philosophy meaning that there is hope for Humanity after all, and that improvements in our Society can take place daily. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca see it as a transformation from the rust belt to a place where, “Economics and Culture combined with leading edge technology and thriving entrepreneurship, financial investors and pioneering organizational styles provide the background for the most profound inquiry ever into the Nature of Peace that will affect our planet’s very evolution for centuries to come.”

They would like to convey the image of ICEALITY as the nucleus of the modern sustainable agenda for saving our Planet, presenting the most important developments of major elements which comprise the future which is the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Design and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things in the Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms.

Reference Link:
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ARK in Berea the Home of the Environmental Art Movement


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Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
Cleveland Museum of Art

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Global Home of the Environmental Art Movement is the Historic ARK in Berea

Celebrate North East Ohio being ‘branded’ as the Global Home of the Environmental Arts Movement at the Green Gala 2013 http://www.theoec.org/GreenGala2013
Come to the Ohio’s Environmental Council conservation network at the 2013 Green Gala celebration to honor Ohio’s American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca as environmental heroes and share the successes that they helped us achieve.

Environmental Arts As An Economic Engine For the Region:
In a historic re-unification of the North Coast Community, as part of the Iceality Silver Revelation, North East Ohio Area has been ‘branded’ as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) at the famous ARK in Berea as a ‘Cultural Industry’, to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs and tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture District in the Bioregion.  http://theicea.com/page25

The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) was founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues.When you look around you can see ICEA has been an overwhelming success.

ICEA was organized into three divisions:  Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, this acts as an umbrella organization of affiliated groups  that support related agendas with the idea of creating a prototype NGO that is easily replicated in other communities, cities, states and countries.
 ICEA’s mission is the Theory of ICEALITY on Environmental Arts, that is to “Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and culture  ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things (Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms)”   As the first professional art organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA a leader in the Environmental Arts Movement and a force for socially responsible activity.
ICEA participated in the 1992 EARTH SUMMIT, and in 1993, David and Renate were official UN Observers to the UN Conference on Human Rights in Vienna , Austria. There with the approval of the US delegates, Geraldine Ferraro and President Jimmy Carter, ICEA has been promoting iceality and recycling all major UN World Conferences until they were discontinued in 2007. These recycled conferences and related ICEA exhibits have received international critical acclaim in the environmental arts movement.

Time Magazine Heroes of the planet american cultural ambassadors david renate jakupca icealityAs a visionary providing inspiration for others in the sustainable development of Cleveland, David has been officially designated by The City of Cleveland, Earth Island Institute and other major organizations as the “Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement”. TIME Magazine nominated them for their Millennium Heroes for the Planet,  and in that capacity, several disciples of his work went on to spread the word on The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts.

The historic ARK in Berea, home of the sustainable global Environmental Arts Movement,  helped inaugurate the green building trend that is now sweeping America.  In 2000, mainly because of their heightened talent to match ability with vision, David and Renate were the ideal avant-guides to help lead the Nation into the next Millennium when they spent six months in Europe at EXPO2000, the World’s Fair in Hannover, Germany as Americas Cultural Ambassadors.
Over the years, ICEA has gained a reputation for excellence based upon a unique library of specialized, current information on global importance and a wide range of imaginative programming and collaborations with other organizations to meet the needs of a broad constituency. With affiliates across the globe, the ICEA supports research, information sharing and effective action promoting a sustainable culture of Peace for All Living Things.

Jakupca’s Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations and by 1992 was featured in many of their World Conferences;

1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria
3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt
4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China
5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey
6- 2000 World’s Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany
7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa
8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa
9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy
11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level, is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.  However, it must be noted that not all of Jakupca’s contemporaries did accepted the new theory at once.
Renate Jakupca and Geraldine Ferraro
In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA,
with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro,
began promoting Iceality and recycling all United Nations’ World Conferences until 2007

BACKGROUND CHECK by Christa Herbert:

  • — The Environmental Arts Movement was professionally organized by the The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) founded  by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987.
  • — Environmental Art is the true indigenous art form of the greater Cleveland, Ohio area.
  • — The ARK in Berea is the global home to the Environmental Art Movement.
  • — David Jakupca is the recognized leader and the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement.
  • — The ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’ is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and the concept is now replicated by urban designers, architects and artists throughout the World.
  • — In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations’ World Conferences until 2007..
  • — Through this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of people.
  • — Environmental Art was used by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of their 1997 American Canvas Project that is currently used in all 50 States.
  • — In 2000, David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the US at EXPO2000, The Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
  • — Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in Cleveland, Ohio
  • — Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in America.
  • — Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement Worldwide.Connected ICEALITY LOGO

    The Science Behind Environmental Arts

    The “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts” is practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Animal and Plant Kingdoms)

    http://bereabuzz.blogspot.com/2013/02/environmental-arts-theory-of-iceality.html

RESEARCH FINDINGS
Results for Comparable Artworks and Artist History of David Jakupca

David Jakupca is an American Philosopher, Ambassador, Artist, Activist and Author. He serves both as an American Cultural Ambassador and Universal Peace Ambassador in International capacities. He is extremely influential through his works, especially as a philosophical advocate and practitioner of the environmental arts methods developing the Sustainable Age revolution.

Jakupca with his wife, Renate, are the co-creators of the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’, aligning the vision with real-world social conditions and logistics. This work established and popularized inductive formulas for scientific inquiry, sometimes called the Iceality Method.  His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for the science of aesthetics, much of which surrounds conceptions of proper Environmental Art Methodology today.

Jakupca has been recognized as the ‘Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement’ and in that capacity, several disciples of his work went on to spread the word on Iceality.   His ideas were influential in the 1990’s among scholars like Jane Alexander, Chairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), who in the ‘AMERICAN CANVAS’ Project frequently adheres to the Method of Iceality approach in its idealistic visions and entrepreneurial inquiries.   Major organizations, in particular, the United Nations, featured his Theory on Iceality in many of their World Conferences. The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement, and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.  However, it must be noted that not all of Jakupca’s contemporaries did accept the new theory at once.

David Jakupca is also considered to be the philosophical influence behind the dawning of the millenniums Sustainable Age. In his works, David Jakupca called for a development of avant-garde trilateral symmetry of social systems to align his vision with real-world social conditions and logistics that contend with the problems facing earth’s future. He always proposed that these environment/humanitarian/cultural systems should be done in conjunction with charitable purposes as a matter of healing this planet. Recalling Einstein’s admonition, paraphrased here, that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created the problem in the first place, Jakupca, being ever mindful of the ecospheric integrity, advocated that the Environmental Arts should be practical and have as a holistic purpose the improvement of all living things.
This changed the course of art in history, from a merely contemplative state, as it was found in ancient times, to a practical, inventive modern state  that will, it time, continue to lead to the new Methods of Iceality that will prevent Ecocide and make possible a Sustainable Age, a Culture of Peace for all Living Things in the following centuries.

Although much of these Methods of Iceality proposals will not be established in his lifetime, his legacy was already considered by TIME Magazine, in their 2000 Millennium Edition, as one of their Heroes of the Planet.
Similar to a Cultural District with the historic ARK in Berea as its focal point, the North East Ohio Area where David worked, has been ‘branded’ as the Home of the Environmental Art(s) Movement by the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and as ‘Cultural Industry’ will continue to foster civic identity, cultivate tourism, and brand Ohio Environmental Arts and Culture in the Bioregion.

For as one of his profilers, India Keyes commented, Jakupca’s influence in the future world is so important that every person, plant or animal well being may be traced back to him.  It is possible that someone using the Methodology of Iceality may find the cause of cancer, solve the worlds hunger problem or eliminate global warming.

David Jakupca’s philosophy in Art is displayed in his vast and varied art works and writings, which might be divided into the three great branches of the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’:

~ Environmental works – in which his ideas for a universal reform of knowledge, scientific method and the improvement of a sustainable state of Peace for all living things is presented.

~ Humanitarian works – in which his reforms in moral philosophy and social practices for Mankind are proposed.

~ Artistic works – in which he presents his original applied aesthetics on art and cultural objet d’arts.

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  ARK in Berea
Mixed Media 1994 Signed Middle Front

A.R.K. stands for – Architektur Recycled Kulturstall.
The historic A.R.K. in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  It was hand built in 1994 by David and Renate Jakupca and considered the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement.
Estimated replacement value at $119,000 by the Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office, its value goes up exponentially when its historical, social and environmental factors are added in.


  People Not Mascots’ Logo
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Acrylic on Canvas 22″ x 28″ 1992 Signed Lower Right
Current Owner assumed to be Lake Erie Native American Council (LENAC)

The ‘People Not Mascots’ Logo is meant to be a Native American protest caricature of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. It was originally painted by David Jakupca, it has drawn criticism from some sportswriters, fans and local businessmen, but gained immediate acceptance among humanitarian, religious groups and Native Americans. It gained international popular attention when it was it exhibited by ICEA at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna, Austria and has become one of the most recognized anti-racists logo’s in existence. It also caused repercussions for the groups connected with the logo and this has been documented in the INTERNECINE MATRIX  http://theicea.com/page21


  The Minstrel Boy
Acrylic on Canvas 30″ x 40″ 1981 Signed Lower Left
Bermuda Maritime Museum


  

 

  The Controllers
Acrylic on Canvas 30″ x 46″ 1979 Signed Lower Right
McKinley Museum


 

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  United Steel Workers of America
Mixed Media 2002 Unsigned

David Jakupca, through ICEA, has donated signs, murals, paintings, press releases, etc. for organizations, causes, and people worldwide. This is especially true for Third World Countries at the UN World Conferences.


American Cultural Ambassadors David  Jakupca, Germany’s World’s Fair, EXPO 2000’s ‘Culture on the Move’ . Here he addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’. This Symbol of Living Peace was the subject sculpture – Worlds Children Peace Monument. (WCPM)  This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

LINKS:

The Beginning of North East Ohio’s Sustainable Movement can be traced to a rustic community fire pit at the ARK in Berea, Ohio.
http://bereabuzz.blogspot.com/2013/10/beginning-of-north-east-ohios.html How One Family Made

Cleveland (Yes, Cleveland) Cool

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-economy/solutions-bank/how-one-family-made-cleveland-yes-cleveland-cool-20130801