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Explore Ecological Footprints With “Leave Only Footprints” (lesson plan)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every choice we make has an impact on people, animals, and the earth. Our footprints, both physical and metaphorical, are everywhere. In the activity “Leave Only Footprints,”  participants (grades 6 and up) use paper footprints… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still buy a lot. Grist recently reported on a new study in the Journal of Industrial… More

Fashion Revolution

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 27, 2016 | Filed under Activism, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Fashion Revolution is a campaign to “use your voice and your power to transform the fashion industry into a force for good.” FR also has a website with suggested actions and resources for using and… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Food Waste

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw According to reports, worldwide we humans waste between 30-50% of our food sometime during the production and consumption cycles. That’s a lot of waste, and an invaluable resource that isn’t finding its… More

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15 Tips for Bringing Humane Choices to Your Office

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw You’re making positive changes at home in support of a compassionate, healthy, just world. Now you’d like to extend your circle of humane choices to your work place. But at work… More

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The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

by Jude Isabella

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 15, 2016 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media Literacy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Leo outgrows his beloved bicycle, Big Red, he decides to donate it to an organization that refurbishes used bicycles for use by people in developing countries. Leo’s bike comes into the hands of Alisetta,… More

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Dead Zones and Diet-Related Diseases: A Solutionary Unit

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 20, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How can these two seemingly disparate problems possibly be connected? We… More

Shop Ethical

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 15, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

No ethical shopping guide is ideal for making choices that do the most good and least harm, but this one offers guidance about companies and products that do less harm for people, animals & the… More

What Do the Primary Causes of Death in the US Have to Do With the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? (A Solutionary Unit)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 31, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Math, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico? How can these two seemingly disparate problems possibly be connected? This unit is designed… More

Ethical Choices Program

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, High School, Humane Education, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

“The Ethical Choices Program aims to empower high-school and college students to make thoughtful, responsible lifestyle decisions in order to improve their health, protect the environment, and decrease animal suffering.” Humane educators from around the… More