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Book cover: How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?Book cover: How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?

How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Travel Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our travel choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “transportation industry,” as well as its… More

Book Cover: How Big Is Your Water Footprint?Book Cover: How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

How Big Is Your Water Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Water Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our water choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “water industry,” as well as water… More

Book Cover: How Big Is Your Energy Footprint?Book Cover: How Big Is Your Energy Footprint?

How Big Is Your Energy Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Energy Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our energy choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “energy industry,” as well as its… More

Book Cover: How Big Is Your Food Footprint?Book Cover: How Big Is Your Food Footprint?

How Big Is Your Food Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Food Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our food choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “food industry,” as well as its… More

Book Cover: How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint?Book Cover: How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint?

How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Clothing Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our clothing choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “clothing industry,” as well as its… More

Book cover: How Big Is Your Shopping FootprintBook cover: How Big Is Your Shopping Footprint

How Big Is Your Shopping Footprint?

by Paul Mason

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 10, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

How Big Is Your Shopping Footprint? (grades 3-8) highlights some of the impacts of our shopping choices. Short paragraphs and bullet points outline the benefits and costs of the “shopping industry,” as well as its… More

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Blue Gold

by Elizabeth Stewart

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 2, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Coltan, also known as blue gold, powers our cell phones and computers, but all of that convenience comes with a hidden price tag. Blue Gold (grades 9-12, 296 pgs), by Elizabeth Stewart, explores the ways… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Pick Up Others’ Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The last couple of years, I’ve made a point of picking up at least one piece of trash a day from a street or parking lot. Since trash abounds, I readily exceed… More

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WALL-E

by Andrew Stanton

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

The year is 2805. Earth has been abandoned by humankind, after its surface has been covered with trash. Humans left behind trash-collecting robots to clean the Earth, but by 2805 all of them have been… More

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Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on June 6, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere we looked (online and around our community), we saw cruelty, destruction, oppression, and casual indifference…. More