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5 Minute Changemaker: Chalk One Up for the Animals

Written by Mark Hawthorne | No Comments | Published on February 6, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

This interview was originally published on Striking at the Roots. Reposted with permission. by Mark Hawthorne Like many of us, animal activist James DeAlto always wanted to do something more. So he recently began chalking… More

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Tips for Teaching a Vegan Cooking Class

Written by Sherry Gilkin | No Comments | Published on January 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Sherry Gilkin When I graduated from the Institute for Humane Education’s M.Ed. program, I knew that I wanted to work with adults and thought that facilitating a vegan cooking class would be a great… More

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What to Do When We See Animal Cruelty on Social Media

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We share a lot of our lives on social media. Who knew that people would want to document their cruelty to animals as well? Especially lately, there have been numerous instances of… More

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Don’t Fall Into the Changemaker Trap That Makes People Resist Positive Change

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 8 Comments | Published on January 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Awhile back I had dinner with some new non-vegan friends and colleagues. I was the only vegan there, and it came out that they’d been a bit concerned that I’d pull out… More

Ethical Choices Program

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Humane Education, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

“The Ethical Choices Program aims to empower high-school and college students to make thoughtful, responsible lifestyle decisions in order to improve their health, protect the environment, and decrease animal suffering.” Humane educators from around the… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kelle Kersten

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Kelle Kersten has more than 20 years experience as an organic farmer/gardener. Currently Kelle lives and gardens veganically with her husband at their vegan homestead, Ahimsa Village, in the mountains of central… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Create an Online Petition

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Every day on my Facebook feed and email inbox I see calls for signing petitions. Online petitions are becoming a popular advocacy tool, and sites such as Change.org, MoveOn, Care2 and Avaaz… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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The World Needs Solutionaries – Help Us Educate More of Them

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil The world needs solutionaries—people who have the knowledge and skills to create a more just, humane, and sustainable planet. As fellow humane educators and changemakers, you know that our future depends on… More

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12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for… More