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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | No Comments | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our attention. What we… More

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8 Strategies for Helping Others Open Themselves to (New) Humane Ideas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As humane educators, we’re passionate about creating a better world for people, animals, and the earth. And when we’re so focused on inspiring others to open their minds and hearts to new ideas in order… More

Enter the Winter YES! National Student Writing Competition

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image screenshot YES! Magazine. This winter our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school through university. Students are to read the YES! article, “What Can Change When We Learn… More

Time, Change, and Complacency

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Edwin Barkdoll. We dropped our son off at college a couple of weeks ago. After returning from the 16 hour round trip drive, my husband and I and our three dogs walked down… More

Savor and Save: The Key to Being a Lifelong Changemaker

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 6, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Savor and Save: The Key to Being a Lifelong… More