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Resources for Funding Your Humane Education or Changemaking Project

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You’re passionate about creating a better world. You have a great idea. But what you lack is the funding to implement your project. Many a great changemaking idea has been stifled by… More

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Cultivating Changemakers at IHE’s Student Residency

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Twelve students traveled to IHE’s campus in Surry, Maine, for our week-long graduate student residency. Students and faculty gathered for a week of connection, exploration, and collaboration, focused on honing their humane education skills and… More

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2015 “Animal Tracker” Report Shows Strong Belief in Protecting Animals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Faunalytics (formerly called the Humane Resource Council) has released its Year 8 “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals. The focus of the questions… More

One Green Planet

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

One Green Planet is an “online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals, and the planet.” Posts cover a variety of global ethical issues and offer suggestions for living in ways that do… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker… More

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Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents them from forming new habits and making certain choices. It’s also essential that we know… More

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Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More

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9 Online Resources for Finding Out More About Environmental Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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12 Online Resources for Learning More About Animal Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More