le 23 JUNE 2006
Dear Universal Peace Ambassadors
Welcome we are Happy and Honored of your acceptance and of your présence.
With our better thoughts and respectful feelings.
In all Universal Brotherhood of Peace.
Jean Paul NOUCHI
Universal Peace Embassy
CP 417 1211 Geneve 19 SUISSE

David and Renate Jakupca are founders of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
ICEA is a force for socially responsible activity. ICEA's mission is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through the Arts". 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. The Jakupca’s helped usher in a new era in the Environmental Art Genre. While other art forms dominated the artscene in the mid 1980s, the Jakupca’s style of art, gallery presence, and image created a new movement within the then dominant contemporary and pop art scene, as they offered a grittier, more traditionalist take on social justice and won many fans who admired their apparent authenticity. The Jakupca’s achieved worldwide success from 1987 when they formed the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) in Cleveland, Ohio.

ICEA participated in the 1992 EARTH SUMMIT, and with the approval of US Delegation Leaders Geraldine Ferraro and President Jimmy Carter, ICEA has been recycling all major World Conferences ever since. David and Renate Jakupca and the ICEA exhibits have received international critical acclaim in the environmental arts.

As 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. The historic ARK in Berea, is the first structure in Cuyahoga County to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, it inaugurated the green building trend that is now sweeping America. The Ark in Berea is the home and studio of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca and is also a museum, community center, and art gallery.
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 America’s 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.

Current On Going Children’s Projects are:
Ohio COASTWEEKS Art and Essay Contest
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World Childrens Peace Movement:
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Cong Kucinich represented at unveiling of Worlds Childrens Peace Monument
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Contact ICEA:
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
P. O. Box 81496
Cleveland, Ohio 44181 USA
Phone/fax: 440-891-8376