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El Animal Más Poderoso Del Mundo

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 25, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Arts, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Cuál es el animal más poderoso y el más peligroso del mundo? ¡Somos nosotros! Conduzca a los estudiantes en una exploración sobre los efectos positivos y negativos que nuestras decisiones tienen sobre el planeta. Recomendado… More

Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Communication, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA) is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of vegans and vegan organizations by offering training, resources, and consulting services. Their website includes a list of useful resources. CEVA also… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… More

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Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

At times, our work as humane educators can seem challenging. Dealing with the issues of the world can bring about intense emotions and even feelings of hopelessness. “Coming Back to Life” (340 pgs) by Joanna… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Caroline Bucholz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on March 26, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  Caroline Bucholz, who earned her IHE graduate certificate in 2014, spent her first 14 years in Canada and has now settled in Walled Lake, Michigan, where she works as a toddler 1 lead teacher… More

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15 Tips for Bringing Humane Choices to Your Office

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw You’re making positive changes at home in support of a compassionate, healthy, just world. Now you’d like to extend your circle of humane choices to your work place. But at work… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Jessie Huart Sullivan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Jessie Huart Sullivan is an IHE M.Ed. graduate, a humane educator, a writer, a manager at a non-profit pet adoption center, an activist, a mom to a happy and beautiful eight-month-old daughter, and a dog… More

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Why You Should Use These Images to Inspire Climate Change Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 13, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw While images of polar bears clinging to bits of ice or of widespread deforestation might motivate those of us who are biophiliacs, many people find them uninspiring. Images can influence and… More