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What a Humane World Looks Like: Hanging on Longer to Our Stuff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

No, I’m not talking about the stuff that we don’t need or want. We should definitely chuck that out the first chance we get (to a thrift store or a friend or the recycle bin,… More

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MOGO Tip: Little Things Mean a Lot

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not bring attention to the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in the shower;… More

Buy the Book? Making Book Choices That Do More Good & Less Harm

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 3, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

I absolutely adore reading. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and I love stories of all sorts (which is why I also love movies). My babysitter taught me to read (and potty trained me… More

Creating Systems for a Better World: Collaborative Consumption

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 15, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

I live in a co-housing community, so sharing — whether cars, tools, ideas, food, or something else — is part of my daily life. Sharing reduces waste, promotes community, lowers our ecological footprint, saves money,… More

What a Humane World Looks Like: Hanging on Longer to Your Stuff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 1, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection

No, I’m not talking about the stuff that you don’t need or want. Definitely chuck that out the first chance you get (to a thrift store or a friend or the recycle bin, as appropriate,… More

Buy the Book? MOGO Options for Your Reading Habit

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

I absolutely adore reading. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and I love stories of all sorts (which is why I also love movies). My babysitter taught me to read (and potty trained me… More

MOGO-nomics: 12 Tips for Saving Money AND Making Humane Choices

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on August 14, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

With food and other prices climbing steadily and the U.S. economy ailing, more people are looking for ways to save money. For some, that connotes an either/or situation: I can help the environment, OR I… More

MOGO Mini-Tip: A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not bring attention to the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in the shower;… More