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What’s New Wednesday for 10-12-16: News and Resources for Humane Educators & Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection
The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2016/10/12/wednesday-10-12-16-news-resources-humane-educators-changemakers/
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Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions.

Here’s some news to know for this week:

  • Take Part reports on a new peta2 survey that shows that US colleges and universities are serving more vegan options. Of those schools surveyed 62% now offer daily vegan options, up from 28% in 2014. And serving vegan options is saving those schools money.
  • Islamophobia and bullying of Muslim and Sikh students are on the rise. Huffington Post reports that a new California law requires school districts to report on what resources are offered to educate school staff about how to support Muslim and Sikh students who may experience anti-Muslim bias and bullying.
  • This article from the Washington Post highlights how behavioral economics influences children’s behavior and how we can help nurture kinder citizens.
  • EcoWatch highlights a new Nature report which considers where we’re going to put the next billion people who are expected to be living on Earth by 2030.
  • A blog post in Co.Exist outlines four “pillars” for improving cities: walkability, bikeability, public spaces, and public transit.

And add these resources to your humane education/changemaker toolkit: