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Which Companies Are on the “Green” Side of the Digital Energy Divide?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For those of us privileged to have the resources, more of our lives are shifting to the digital world. We work, play, learn, shop and connect online. At first, it seems like such a transition… More

Don’t Believe Things Are Getting Better? Watch This Video

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In my TEDx talk Solutionaries, I make the claim that we are living in less violent, less discriminatory, and less cruel times than ever before in recorded human history. I point this out regularly when… More

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It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt from “It’s Not About You: Tips on… More

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Little Bee

by Chris Cleave

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 5, 2013 | Filed under Books, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Worlds and ethics collide when a British couple vacationing in Nigeria finds themselves holding the fate of two young orphans running from soldiers paid by an oil company to clear out the land they want…. More

We Have You Surrounded: Exploring Branding, Marketing & Globalization

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 30, 2013 | Filed under Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History

We’re surrounded by marketing and advertising telling us what to buy, whom to be, what we need to be happy. Use this series of activities to help students explore issues of branding, marketing, and globalization…. More

Where in the World?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 28, 2013 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Social Studies/History

Students “shop” for T-shirts to help them make the connection between what they wear and the conditions under which it’s made. Recommended for grades 9 and up. Time: At least two days   Common Core… More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Global Closet Calculator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 26, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image screenshot National Geographic Education. As humane educators, we know it can be challenging to uncover the hidden costs of our product choices and where they were made. National Geographic Education has created a little… More

Adbusters

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 11, 2012 | Filed under Activism, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources

Features those who are working to “forge a shift in the way we live…by challenging the way information flows, institutions wield power, and multinational companies set their agendas.” More

Tapped

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 11, 2012 | Filed under Consumerism, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources

Tapped (76 min) offers a detailed look at the big business of bottled water, and the increasing commodification of something many consider to be a basic human right. More

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 11, 2012 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Videos/Movies

Blue Gold (90 min) explores the battle to control water and how scarcity could lead to wars. More