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Book cover: EcoliterateBook cover: Ecoliterate

Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman, Lisa Bennett, and Zenobia Barlow

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Ecoliterate” is a well-written, inspiring, and motivating book designed to help teachers build “on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today’s most important ecological issues.” The authors focus on four main issues:… More

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Dive!

by Jeremy Siefert

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 17, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Consumerism, Food & Diet, Media & Culture, Resources, Videos/Movies

Food waste is a significant problem. Depending on which reports we consult, worldwide we humans waste between 30-50% of our food. There are increased efforts to reduce food waste in schools and in communities, but… More

A Place at the Table

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 2, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

A Place at the Table (84 min) explores hunger in the United States through the stories of three families and “shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides — as… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Ron Finley Says “Plant Some S&*t”

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on May 23, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Ron Finley lives and plants food in south-central Los Angeles. He calls himself an artist, and soil is his canvas. He cares about his neighbors, who have significantly higher incidences of food-related health problems,… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 2, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “Fixing our food problem”… More

King Corn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 11, 2012 | Filed under Consumerism, Food & Diet, Health, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Videos/Movies

In King Corn (90 min), two friends decided to conduct an experiment: to farm an acre of corn and follow it into the food system to find out more about where their food comes from. More

The Future of Food

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 11, 2012 | Filed under Consumerism, Food & Diet, Health, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

The Future of Food (88 min) offers “an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.” More

Food, Inc.

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, Food & Diet, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Videos/Movies

Food, Inc. (94 min) looks at the U.S. food industry and how it has become so highly processed, mechanized and political, giving citizens a detailed picture of what we’re eating and how (and why) it’s… More