The International Center for Earth Concerns (ICEC), a nonprofit foundation, was founded in 1994. Its mission is to conserve, educate and create for the welfare of the earth and all who call it home.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy: Kenya
ICEC’s goal is to protect 60,000 acres of prime wildlife and provide vital education resources and infrastructure to Lewa’s adjoining communities. ICEC builds modern schools and clinics and provides support for teachers, students and healthcare workers.
Environmental Humanities Education Center: Lakeview Montana
ICEC oversees the property and facilities management of the Environmental Humanities Education Center. With the University of Utah’s College of Humanities it is dedicated to providing guests with a singular destination for environmental humanities study and exploration.
Melody and John Taft
Melody and John Taft are lifelong naturalists and philanthropists. In Ojai. California they developed an extraordinary Botanical Garden and education program. Since 1986, their ICEC programs in Africa have focused on education and saving Africa’s wildlife.
Making their home in Centennial Valley, Montana, they have successfully worked for decades to preserve the land from development. Together with Bill and Sandi Nicholson, the Tafts restored a ghost town in the valley that now houses the Environmental Humanities Education Center.
Bill and Sandi Nicholson
Bill and Sandi Nicholson join with the Tafts in transforming Lakeview into a first class facility for the Environmental Humanities Education Center.