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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

Food Waste Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on food waste issues to help you learn and/or teach about this global issue. More

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6 Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As digital technology continues to expand, so do apps designed to help us in making choices that do more good and less harm and in creating a better world for all. Here are six apps… More

El Estómago de La Ballena

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 22, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el impacto de nuestra “sociedad de usar y tirar” explorando todos los diferentes tipos de basura encontró en el estómago de una ballena. Recomendado para grados 3-8 Duración: 15-45 minutos Averigüe… More

GoodWeave

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 7, 2014 | Filed under Consumerism, Human Rights, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

GoodWeave is an organization that “aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry” and offers the GoodWeave label to help citizens identify rugs that have been made without child labor. The website offers campaigns,… More

Who Made My Clothes?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2014 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students will investigate the “birth place” of their clothes, learn about how those clothes are connected to the oppression and exploitation of children and women, and consider positive solutions. Recommended for grades 6-12. Time: 2-3… More

Ropa de Alineación

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 19, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Todos los días decidimos sobre la ropa que vamos a llevar puesta, pero ¿Cuántas veces nos detenemos a pensar en el impacto que ocasiona nuestra forma de vestir en el prójimo? Los estudiantes explorarán las… More

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Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other people, nonhuman animals, and the earth. Because food is such an integral part of our lives and tied… More