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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FASHION WEEK 2013 CLEVELAND; Ethical Fashion for Cleveland - "Standard Iceality Apparel"

International Center for Environmental Arts

Ethical Fashion
for People & Activists:

"Standard Iceality Apparel"

Standard Iceality
Humanitarian Apparel
(Red Shirt)

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. It was formed to be as an umbrella organization having three independent divisions, Environmental, Humanities and Arts and Culture, each working together towards a common goal of building sustainable global Culture of Peace for all Living Things.


  Fashion Week Cleveland is an annual fashion industry event held in Cleveland, Ohio which began in 2002. It is one of fourteen internationally-recognized fashion week events in North America. Fashion Week Cleveland is held during the first week of May. The event is the third-largest fashion show of its kind in the United States behind only New York Fashion Week and Los Angeles Fashion Week. As such, this event is recognized as the showcase for emerging American fashion designers.

"Ethical Fashion is a term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare", states Ambassador Renate. 

The STANDARD ICEALITY APPAREL guidelines by model/designer Ambassador Renate are a basic unisex Ethical Fashion outfit for all Activists and People. It allows people to join with others for the greater good, while sharing their individual colors, organizations and causes in one complete fashion statement - Red for Humanity, Black for Arts and Culture, Green for Environment, White for Official Duties and introducing the 

Ambassador Renate is all for ethical fashion as it becomes accessible to everyone, and by everyone, I mean the Public. But until then, it is a major task to get everyone to think about what’s in their wardrobe.  Ethical Fashion aims to address the problems it sees with the way the fashion industry currently operates, such as exploitative labor, environmental damage, the use of hazardous chemicals, waste, and animal cruelty.

As a pioneer on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs ICEA tries to keep its members up on documents companies typically post, but CSR brochures tend to be misleading  — not with what is written, but what is left out. Last year, June 17th 2012, just before all the presidents, prime ministers and other world leaders meet in Rio de Janeiro to agree on a way forward for sustainable development, the United Nations Global Compact hosted the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. Within more than 60 sessions focused on key sustainability issues, there is one that, perhaps, you would not normally expect: “Good Business Models for a Sustainable Future” organized by the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative.   The purpose of all this goes beyond letting some people with good accessories vent for an afternoon. The stated aim of the session is to produce a “roadmap” — free to use — to help big global fashion business become more fair, more green, more inclusive yet never less chic. The panel was led by Simone Cipriani, who chairs the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a United Nations Organization.

Some of the issues around Ethical Fashion

According to ICEA, Ethical Fashion aims to address the problems it sees with the way the fashion industry currently operates, such as exploitative labor, environmental damage, the use of hazardous chemicals, waste, and animal cruelty.

  • Serious concerns are often raised about exploitative working conditions in the factories that make cheap clothes for the high street.
  • Child workers, alongside exploited adults, can be subjected to violence and abuse such as forced overtime, as well as cramped and unhygienic surroundings, bad food, and very poor pay. The low cost of clothes on the high street means that less and less money goes to the people who actually make them.
  • Cotton provides much of the world's fabric, but growing it uses 22.5% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides, chemicals which can be dangerous for the environment and harmful to the farmers who grow it. (Ethical Fashion Forum)
  • Current textile growing practices are considered unsustainable because of the damage they do to the immediate environment. For example, the Aral Sea in Central Asia has shrunk to just 15% of its former volume, largely due to the vast quantity of water required for cotton production and dying. (Ethical Fashion Forum)
  • Most textiles are treated with chemicals to soften and dye them, however these chemicals can be toxic to the environment and can be transferred to the skin of the people wearing them. Hazardous chemicals used commonly in the textile industry are: lead, nickel, chromium IV, aryl amines, phthalates and formaldehyde. (Greenpeace)
  • The low costs and disposable nature of high street fashion means that much of it is destined for incinerators or landfill sites. The UK alone throws away 1 million tonnes of clothing every year. (Waste Online)
  • Many animals are farmed to supply fur for the fashion industry, and many people feel that their welfare is an important part of the Ethical Fashion debate. The designer Stella McCartney does not use either fur or leather in her designs. In an advert for the animal rights organization PETA, she said: 'we address... ethical or ecological... questions in every other part of our lives except fashion. Mind-sets are changing, though, which is encouraging.'
At the ARK in Berea,  ICEA has become over the years a force for socially responsible activity. 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 for all Living Things". 

 The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is a place where people are encouraged to develop their own unique individual skills and talents for themselves, their community, nation and the world. The ARK in Berea as a retreat, provides a healthy holistic environment to aid people in their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual as well as artistic growth. Sustainable business leadership training programs are available to corporate and community organizations. Consultants and Speakers are available for all topics relating to the Humanities, Arts, and the Environment.


Standard Iceality Cultural Apparel (Black  Shirt)
Standard Iceality Official Apparel (White Shirt)

Iceality Unisex Parfume
Standard Iceality Environmental Apparel (Green Shirt)
Standard Iceality Official Apparel (White Shirt)
David Jakupca
Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement
American Cultural Ambassador
Founder of the International center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Building the National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail' to Unite America and Stem the Violence in America's Youth

The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts
From: The ARK in Berea: (ICEAnews)  The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is now accepting requests for the 2017 Children Peace Stone Sculpture donation program. Peace Stones from the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) will be donated to municipal parks nationwide to assist in promoting the iceality of a sustainable global Culture of Peace and Goodwill for all Living Things!!  Many American Cities have committed themselves to this Peace Initiative (Our Latest is the ASHTABULA PEACE STONE:  http://www.starbeacon.com/news/local_news/peace-stone-dedicated-in-ashtabula-s-south-park/article_e483a93c-1ac5-5e36-935d-677b3e313503.html

"We now have the power to make this World a beautiful place one child at a time. Begin with your own child and watch how that child radiates towards the other Worlds children" says First Lady of Peace, Renate Jakupca.
There is no cost to any city except to find a suitable public location for the Peace Stone Sculpture.  The Stones are hand made and approximately 3 to 4 ft square and weight about 300 lbs are indestructible (vandal proof) and erects in a few hours.....all ready 24 American cities have committed themselves to the peace initiative...... (NOTE: Specific Peace Stones will be designated as part of the National Coast-to-Coast Great American Peace Trail Example Lakewood Peace Stone
Governors, mayors, council members, civic leaders, business exec, teachers, parents, kids…. today, if we live up to our responsibilities and recommit to our tradition of civic participation, there is nothing our country can’t achieve. In this defining moment, we each have the chance to reach out to our neighbors, lend a helping hand, and Answer the call to greatness…...If this is something you would like to pursue, please contact me directly at the ARK in Berea (440-891-8376) to expedite delivery of peace-carved-in-stone to your city park.

The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony is the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts". 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.  http://theicea.com/page22

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 hands on cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors.  The peace projects have direct community impact through neighborhood beautification, community and economic development while building self-esteem and hope in America. They will help to build better neighborhoods where everyone can live, respect and accept each other as they diplomatically negotiate errors and differences of prejudice and hatred and instill in its place the belief in the necessity of communication. Unfortunately, antagonism exists in all communities; an effective response must begin with communication of the truth of our common humanity. Those who learn to believe in the dialogue of the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts cannot be susceptible to aggressive radical principles.  We at ICEA have found a way to fundamentally add to our education system so that we can inform children to develop benevolence early on in order to create a healthier society. At the ARK in Berea, Global Home of the Environmental Art Movement, ICEA has boldly taken the lead in this direction for individuals to find inner peace with themselves and in the World through the building of the Coast-to-Coast National Great American Peace Trail.
Provenance of the WCPM sculpture places its conception at Germany's World's Fair, 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 Symbol of Living Peace was the subject sculpture.  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. http://theicea.com/page5

Using the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) in Cleveland to Empower Youth through Vocational Training by Building the National Coast-to-Coast “Great American Peace Trail”.

The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is actively seeking an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training for Cleveland’s youth. So many young people lack the skills and credentials they need to fill the many jobs that are available. Our partnership for the WCPM will train and create a skilled pool of educated workers that the private sector needs in Arts, Transportation, Environment, Marketing, Internet Technology the Business and Social Sciences. The skills imparted to them here improve their standard of living, This is also an important step towards ensuring long term economic growth and prosperity in North East Ohio as a 'Cultural Industry' to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs, and tourism, brand Ohio Environmental Arts as a Culture District in the Bioregion while developing a sustainable Global Culture of Peace for All Living Things

"The WCPM can communicate the message of Iceality and Peace for All the Worlds Children to those at the top tier of Government," explains Ambassador Renate. "The Presidents, those who work directly with the President, members of Congress, Governors and the Judiciary.   We need to maintain the confidence of the People the WCPM  represents but be able to talk to the public officials who were elected in their community. Our WCPM Project is made for Leaders, people I describe as Guides, to look at this in their respective communities.  To see what kind of positive effect it can have and then to address and implement it, in teaching, in solidarity, in moral reflection." 
Under the agreement, the WCPM will provide vocational training to under-served youth, certifying the graduation of students over three years, with qualifying students receiving internationally recognized certificates. The WCPM will also provide placement services to the students for jobs in Cleveland and abroad.
Peace Friends,

David and Renate Jakupca
American Cultural Ambassadors
Founders, ICEA

National Martin Luther King Day of Service to Peace Through Iceality
(National Day of Service – Economic Development)
THE ANSWER to Peace and Global Harmony

Peace Stones Awaiting Delivery

The Worlds Children Peace Monument WCPM)
Smaller in size but larger in scope than the Statue of Liberty, it was meant as a gift to Cleveland Cultural Gardens but was refused for political reasons. The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) is currently located at Coe Lake Park in Berea, Ohio.   An original idea conceived during EXPO 2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hannover, Germany. It was designed and built by Environmental Artist David Jakupca at the historic ARK in Berea as a project of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program. The project is to encourage positive community participation through the establishment of site-specific works of public art, through cultural education and entrepreneurial training to children around the World.

As new WCPM Stones are added to city parks and gardens around the world, it will, in time, become the largest monument dedicated to Global Peace. The sculpture serves as a milestone for the 'Theory of Iceality' of the Environmental Art Movement indigenous to the Great Cleveland Area, that is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace". The WCPM was officially inaugurated in 2003 at the 3rd World Peace Conference held in Verbania, Italy by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca where they received an Italian Medal of Arts. They were also recognized by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in 2006 appointed Universal Peace Ambassadors. The WCPM is organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) Official Provenance
The Great American Peace Trail (GAPT) is the national peace trail formed by select Peace Stone sculptures located in municipal parks from coast-to-coast. Leaving a Trail of Peace and Goodwill, neighborhood beautification, civic and  cultural development and arts training for all Ages for all Time.


Ambassador Renate to the Worlds Children

Building the 'GREAT AMERICAN PEACE TRAIL to Unite America in Peace and Global Iceality


United Nations Office at Geneva
ITALIAN AWARD for Design of Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM)

presented to Ione Biggs and Ambassador Renate as Co-Chairs of the 'US Network against Racism' at the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Durban South Africa
American Nationalities FREEDOM AWARD
The American Nationalities Movement has chosen American Cultural Ambassadors and husband and wife team David and Renate Jakupca for the 2012 Freedom Award "in recognition of their pioneering work in the Environmental Art Movement to help create a more sustainable and equitable world. Through their international advocacy and educational activities promoting from a cultural perspective, the Jakupca’s have contributed to the revitalization of cultural and environmental diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide."

HABITAT II - Second United Nations World Conference on Human Settlements
Istanbul Turkey, 3-14 June 1996

American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca were awarded a Canadian Peace Award for the Windsor Peace Stone of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) during their visit to Windsor.
The Windsor Peace Stone is slated to be the cornerstone of the coast-to-coast 'Trans Canadian Peace Trail.
David and Renate Jakupca along with Arnold Palmer were appointed American Goodwill Ambassadors from the USA
to Expo 2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
Expo 2000 was a World's Fair held in Hanover, Germany from Thursday, June 1 to Tuesday, October 31, 2000
David and Renate Jakupca along with Arnold Palmer were appointed American Goodwill Ambassadors from the USA.

HELEN PRIZE - A Prize in Praise for Woman Warriors.
The 1999 International Helen Prize Humanitarian Award Recipient Ambassador Renate Jakupca

Ohio COASTWEEKS Teacher Award
at Monte Rosa, Italy

"Neighbors in Need" Program, part of the Bosnian War Relief Campaign of the
United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, 14-25 June 1993 in Vienna,Austia
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington - Embassy of Austria, Washington D.C.

"Path to a Better Reality" Award
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA).
The United Nations International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt from 5–13 September 1994. http://www.unfpa.org/icpd

"TIME Magazine Millennium Heroes for the Planet"
David and Renate Jakupca for founding the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and promoting social awarness and humanitarian concerns through the Arts. For Participating in United Nations World Conferences,
enabling them to draw attention to environmental and social issues through ICEALITY.     EARTH DAY, April 2000

The World Summit on Sustainable Development, WSSD or ONG Earth Summit UN Conference Focus
, South Africa, from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

1987 - 2012 - Celebrating Twenty five Years of International Community Service 

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