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Mallory Goes Green

by Laurie Friedman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

As a member of Fern Falls Elementary’s Environmental Committee, Mallory takes the job of “going green” very seriously. But will friends and family enjoy getting ticketed for wasteful behavior as Mallory works to make the… More

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Tips for MOGO Birthday Parties

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Balloons and decorations. Disposable tableware. Gift wrap and little plastic toys. Birthday parties are often accompanied by a slew of waste and wear on people, animals, and the earth. But parties can be fun and… More

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Humane Education Through Art

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 9, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Art is a powerful way to educate. Artists have been using their work for centuries to move, inspire, transform. Whether through photography, plastic waste, or performance, recently more artists have focused their vision on educating… More

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Chasing Ice

by James Balog

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 4, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

“Chasing Ice” (80 min) is a beautiful documentary featuring photographer James Balog as he chronicles the “dying of glaciers” in Greenland, Iceland, and other locations throughout the world. The images featured throughout this film, using… More

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The Big Miracle

by Ken Kwapis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

The film “Big Miracle” (107 min) is based on true events. The movie depicts the work of a Greenpeace volunteer who travels to a small town in Alaska after learning that a family of three… More

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

by Mark Kitchell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“How we find a path to a sustainable future will involve reinventing not just the way we make and do everything, but reinventing the way we think about our place in the natural world.” “A… More

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The Big Fix

by Josh & Rebecca Tickell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

On April 20, 2010 deep in the Gulf of Mexico one of the biggest oil disasters of our time occurred. The Deepwater Horizon rig, leased by BP, exploded and dumped countless gallons of oil into… More

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Finding Happiness Without Costing the Earth: The Happy Planet Index

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why do so many of us seem almost frozen in inaction regarding our ecological choices? Why do we measure success almost exclusively via economic criteria? Why aren’t we announcing daily carbon emissions in different countries… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We all need inspiration and motivation. We all need to believe that we can indeed change the world. This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize winners serve as both inspiration and reminder that each of us has… More

Shrink That Footprint

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 13, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Shrink that Footprint is “an independent research group” that helps people interested in reducing their carbon footprint through their publications, blog posts, carbon calculator and other resources. More