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Staying Current, Lessening the Despair

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

What if when we listened to or read the news, we heard stories about people creating humane, practical solutions to the urgent problems of the world? What if the feelings of helplessness and despair were… More

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Gratitude and Thanksgiving from IHE Staff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Gratitude is such an important part of humane education and changemaking. Since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., we on the IHE staff wanted to share with you what we’re thankful for. And… More

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6 Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As digital technology continues to expand, so do apps designed to help us in making choices that do more good and less harm and in creating a better world for all. Here are six apps… More

Virginia Humane Living Center

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 17, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Humane Living, Resources, Websites

The Virginia Humane Living Center helps people live a humane life for people, animals, and the earth. They offer: A forum and support system for individuals and groups to network, explore, learn, and share the… More

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4 Tips to Help Us Make Those Ethical Changes We’re Struggling With

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We want our lives to reflect our deepest values. We know the harmful impacts of some of our choices. We fully acknowledge the benefits of certain actions, and yet we struggle. We struggle to make… More

Teens Turning Green

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

“Teens Turning Green is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. TTG seeks to engage youth in the transition from… More

Making Caring Common

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 31, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Parenting, Psychology, Resources, Websites

Making Caring Common (MCC) is a project via the Harvard Graduate School of Education that “aims to strengthen the abilities of parents, schools, and community members to develop caring, ethical children.” The MCC website offers… More

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

This guest post is by Samantha Gentrup, who teaches middle school English/Language Arts in South Carolina and is a member of IHE’s Teacher Advisory Council. Sam frequently infuses humane education into her classroom and this… More

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New “Animal Tracker” Report Shows Public Support for Humane Education

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 4, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For the seventh year, the Humane Resource Council (HRC) has released its “Animal Tracker” survey of U.S. adults, which serves to capture attitudes and behaviors toward animals. While it seems that fewer people report engaging… More