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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using animals, but most people agree that testing on animals for cosmetics and household products is cruel and outdated.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

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Water: IHE’s New Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us take for granted washing our hands, using flush toilets, getting a drink of clean water, and having water on demand whatever we want. But more than 1 billion people… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Changing Systems Through Design

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us make the choices we do because we’re trying to do the right thing – we want to do the most good and least harm for people, nonhuman animals, and… More

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Humane Education Activity: I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 5, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In 1989 the groundbreaking article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh brought significant attention to issues of privilege, especially privilege related to race and gender. Since then the Privilege… More

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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