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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

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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So Long, Joneses! I’m Buying Nothing New Next Year

Written by Lexie Greer | 1 Comment | Published on December 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Lexie Greer I don’t know who the Joneses are, but I’m breaking up with them. I am tired of trying to keep up, of being made to feel inadequate, of being told that… More

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#TBT: Ethical Halloween Round Up

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Halloween continues to be one of the most popular holidays in the U.S., with numerous opportunities to gorge on candy, dress up as your alter ego, and do the monster mash. But like many holidays,… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Download an App for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw With the proliferation of products, information, and global challenges, we need more tools to help us in our quests to become conscientious citizens and engaged changemakers. Fortunately, websites and smartphone apps focused… More

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Resources for Ethical Travel

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 4, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw For those of us privileged enough to have the time and money, traveling is much more than an indulgence; it feels like a necessary part of staying healthy and happy. And new… More

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5 Things to Do with Old Clothes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There are lots of reasons we get rid of clothes. They don’t fit well anymore. We’ve stopped wearing leather or silk or wool. It looked so much better in the fitting room…. More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Look for the Leaping Bunny

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on May 14, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There may be controversy about medical experimentation using animals, but most people agree that testing on animals for cosmetics and household products is cruel and outdated. The EU, and countries such as… More