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Virginia Humane Living Center

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 17, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Humane Living, Resources, Websites

The Virginia Humane Living Center helps people live a humane life for people, animals, and the earth. They offer: A forum and support system for individuals and groups to network, explore, learn, and share the… More


In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 23, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Browse bookshelves and blogs and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free, gender-neutral, a level 5 vegan, no products made in China. Reducing the harm we cause is an important… More

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8 Strategies for Helping Others Open Themselves to (New) Humane Ideas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As humane educators, we’re passionate about creating a better world for people, animals, and the earth. And when we’re so focused on inspiring others to open their minds and hearts to new… More

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Add the “E”: Becoming a Humane Being

Written by Lauren Allison | No Comments | Published on August 15, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of takomabibelot via Creative Commons. by Lauren Allison   We are born human. By luck of the draw our DNA spiraled together a set of chromosomes, copied from our parents, which put us… More

Local Versus Global, Consumerism vs. Simplicity

Written by Zoe Weil | 1 Comment | Published on September 6, 2010 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

I was reading an article in the July/August issue of Ode Magazine titled, “If you’ve got it, spend it: How consumer spending can help create a fairer, richer, greener and more stable global economy.” The… More

15 Tips for Cultivating a More Humane Life

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 7, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

There are a ton of tips out there for making green and responsible choices — choose compact fluorescents, drive less, buy organic and fair-trade, use cloth bags, etc. These are all terrific, simple things that… More

Compassion and Kleenex®: Marketing to Our Higher Selves

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 27, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

Waiting for my plane to board a couple weeks ago, I was watching CNN at the gate and was amazed to see that advertisers are now linking compassion with products. As a humane educator, I’m… More