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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

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 ideas in order… More

Guest Post: Add the “E”: Becoming a Humane Being

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

Image courtesy of takomabibelot via Creative Commons. This guest post is by Lauren Allison, an IHE M.Ed. student and a 5th grade teacher at the Discovery School in Indiana.   We are born human. By… 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