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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Idle No More

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw It happens numerous times a day around the world. We’re waiting to pick our kids up from school; just running into the convenience store for a sec; stuck at a train crossing;… More

Yale Environment 360

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 22, 2015 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

From the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, this site offers news, reports, and commentary on a variety of environmental protection issues More

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Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More

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Humane Education Activity: Making Connections, Creating Solutions

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

How are a plastic bag, a shell, and some sea water connected? In her lesson plan Making Connections, Creating Solutions, IHE M.Ed. student and classroom teacher Betsy Farrell-Messenger uses objects such as a plastic bag,… More

Making Connections, Creating Solutions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 16, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

This activity helps students think about how we are all connected and how our actions impact others and the environment and inspires students to learn more about issues that interest them and to create solutions… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Study Says Species Disappearing at 1,000 Times Greater Than Before

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Finding accurate numbers about rates of species extinction has been difficult, in part because we still don’t know how many species live on Earth. We’re finding new ones all the time. A new study in… More

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Chasing Ice

by James Balog

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 4, 2014 | Filed under College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

“Chasing Ice” (80 min) is a beautiful documentary featuring photographer James Balog as he chronicles the “dying of glaciers” in Greenland, Iceland, and other locations throughout the world. The images featured throughout this film, using… More

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

by Mark Kitchell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“How we find a path to a sustainable future will involve reinventing not just the way we make and do everything, but reinventing the way we think about our place in the natural world.” “A… More

Shrink That Footprint

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 13, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Shrink that Footprint is “an independent research group” that helps people interested in reducing their carbon footprint through their publications, blog posts, carbon calculator and other resources. More