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5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think about the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Large Lessons From Tiny Lives

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 27, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We had a campfire and cookout by the pond at the Institute for Humane Education recently, and when we were done, my husband poured buckets of pond water on the fire to put it out…. More

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MOGO Tip: Little Things Mean a Lot

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not bring attention to the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in the shower;… More

“I Hate the Environment!”: The Importance of Educating in Age-Appropriate Ways

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on June 19, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of sokabs via Creative Commons. by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education One of the issues we ask our students to consider regards how much (difficult/horrific) information to share with students, and… More

Do You Tune Out or Tune In to Atrocities?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 15, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Zoe’s been busy with speaking & traveling and didn’t have time to write a blog post for today, so here’s a repost from 11/19/10. Enjoy! I’ve always been struck by people saying that they don’t… More

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“I Hate the Environment!”: The Importance of Educating in Age-Appropriate Ways

Written by Mary Pat Champeau | 4 Comments | Published on March 10, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education One of the issues we ask our students to consider regards how much (difficult/horrific) information to share with students, and how and when to do so. We… More

Are You Really Seeing Your Children, Your Students, Others?

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on November 18, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Educational Programs My son’s kindergarten teacher told me once that every night before she went to sleep, she held the face of each kindergartner in her mind for… More