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Getting the Child Slave Labor Out of Your Shopping Cart

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on January 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may wonder whether the sugar, cookies, or bananas we bought last week, or the cellphone we’re using, or the… More

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10 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2014

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2015 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

Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

This organization tracks human rights and labor issues globally and runs campaigns to promote worker rights. The website includes news and reports about labor rights violations and victories around the world. More

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Resources for Humane(r) Holidays

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 1, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Celebrations are an important part of our culture and can add true meaning and joy to our lives. With corporate media and marketing inundating us with messages to consume and spend, those of us wanting… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Not Business as Usual”

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on November 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As the winter holidays near, and our thirst for consumption reaches its annual high, it’s a great time for humane educators and changemakers to spark discussions and critical thinking about the impact of our consumer… More

My Garbology

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

My Garbology is a website that offers an interactive game for students, as well as suggested lesson plans for teachers to help students learn about waste and waste conservation. Students learn about waste issues, composting,… More

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Ethical Consumerism: A Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We make choices every day that have an impact on people, animals, and the earth. When we’re trying to make choices that do the most good and least harm, it can be challenging to know… More

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Food Waste: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

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 resources that isn’t finding its way to those… More

True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 13, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to a just and humane world. Recommended for grades 5 and up. Time: 5-20 minutes More

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Not Business As Usual

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Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Not Business As Usual” (61 min.) touches on capitalism and businesses that are solely profit driven, but mainly focuses on conscious capitalism and stories of social entrepreneurs who have found creative ways to develop thriving,… More