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We Don’t Have to Die to Protect the Earth

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 25, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

  In this powerful 5-minute video, “She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying For,”  we are confronted with the reality that brave heroes – some known, many unknown – have died to protect this planet…. 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

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Take Calculated Steps to Reduce Your Footprint

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

You’ve probably read tons of tips about living lighter on the planet, but have you ever taken the time to calculate your ecological footprint — the amount of land, water and other resources it takes… More

What’s Behind the Label? Exploring the Meanings & Motivations Behind “Ethical” Labeling

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 27, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of plakboek/Flickr. Many people wanting to make more compassionate, sustainable choices often find themselves confused, overwhelmed, frustrated, and possibly inadvertently supporting practices they oppose, because many labels are either not regulated or don’t… More

Learning from The Lorax: Helping Students Develop Critical Literacy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 5, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

The Lorax as serious political literature? Come on, it’s just a children’s book, right? If the vocal uprising spurred by the recent release of the movie version is any indication, it potentially has the power… More

Wise About Water: World Water Day

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 16, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Many of us take for granted washing our hands, using flush toilets, getting a drink of clean water, and having water on demand for whatever we want. But nearly 1 billion people don’t have access… More

Choosing MOGO Means You Don’t Have to Choose Just One (Issue)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 24, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Short on blogging time again this week, so this is a post from 10/20/2008. Hope you like it. Awhile ago I came across a blog post from a young woman who was struggling with a… More

Young Eco-Heroes: Brower Youth Award Winners

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 27, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection

You don’t have to look any farther than your own community to find youth engaged in inspiring and effective campaigns and projects to help create a better world. And more organizations are starting to recognize… More

More Than a Label? Exploring the Meanings & Motivations Behind Them

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 19, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection

Many people wanting to make more compassionate, sustainable choices frequently look to the labels on products to help them, but they often find themselves confused, overwhelmed, frustrated, and possibly inadvertently supporting practices they oppose, because… More

Humane Education Activity: Mission: Migration

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection

There’s always been something cool about birds. The eagle is the national symbol of the U.S. Lots of sports teams and schools have bird mascots. Birds are beautiful, fascinating, and known for doing amazing things,… More