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Most Good Least Harm: The Power of Conscious Choice-Making: A Six-Week Online Undergraduate Introductory Course in Humane Education

by Stacy Selu Newland

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 9, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Publications, Resources, Student Publications

This thesis seeks to address the absence of undergraduate humane education courses in American colleges and universities by developing an online undergraduate introductory course in humane education.The online undergraduate humane education course “Most Good, Least… More

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13 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2013

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2014 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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6 Resources for Healthier, Safer Personal Care Products

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Personal care products aren’t just for women anymore. As a recent story noted, men are spending increasing amounts on grooming products. Whatever our gender, we’re slathering stuff on our faces and bodies to make us… More

I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 11, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Based on the Privilege Walk, this activity encourages students/participants to develop an awareness of the kinds of choices we make every day that impact other people, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Recommended for grades 9… More

Ethical Consumerism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 10, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Living, Resources, Websites

Based in the UK, this website (which also produces a magazine) offers ratings on products, as well as news, campaigns and information about doing more good and less harm for people, animals & the planet…. More

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A New Kind of Gift Giving and Getting: So Kind Gift Registry

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 24, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Several years ago my husband and I were struggling with the clash between wanting to live a simpler, more humane life, and the issue of getting and giving gifts. After much contemplation, we decided we… More

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4 Apps for a Better World

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

With gazillions of products clamoring for our attention, and the challenges in tracking down those products and practices that can help us do more good and less harm, it’s easy to want to just give… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 15, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve been supporting war, sweatshops, the pollution of our oceans, and the rise in global warming…. 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

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Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

by Zoe Weil

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 12, 2013 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Online Store, Resources, Zoe Weil's Books

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With a world steeped in materialism, environmental destruction, and injustice, what can one individual possibly do to change it? While the present obstacles we face may seem overwhelming, in Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life, IHE president Zoe Weil shows us that change doesn’t have to start with an army. It starts with you. More