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How Well Does Your Country Contribute to the Common Good?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Here at IHE we often talk about the importance of embracing our personal responsibility to do the most good and least harm for all. Now a new Index strives to measure how “good” each country… More

Tarjetas Con Opciones

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 16, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Estudiantes consideran acciones relacionados y decidir cuales causan más ayuda y menos daño. Recomendado para grados 5 y mayor Duración: 10-45 minutos, dependiendo del número de tarjetas y del enfoque del análisis Averigüe más sobre… More

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7 Important Things to Know About Contacting Your Legislator

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Thanks to the explosion in digital communications, for many of us it has become easier than ever to contact our legislators at all levels. But just because we’re contacting our legislators doesn’t mean we’re successfully… More

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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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Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Sandy loves visiting her Grandpa’s house each summer and playing on the beach. One day she discovers a whole mess of trash left on the beach. As she picks it up, she encounters the “Garbage… More

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Tips for MOGO Birthday Parties

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 12, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Balloons and decorations. Disposable tableware. Gift wrap and little plastic toys. Birthday parties are often accompanied by a slew of waste and wear on people, animals, and the earth. But parties can be fun and… 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

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One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

by Robert Maurer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Books, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources

As humane educators and committed citizens, we know the importance of working for both personal and systemic change; one won’t work without the other. But all the demands and distractions on our time, the challenges… More

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Effective Changemaking: No Judging

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 21, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

A couple nights ago I was giving a presentation about factory-farmed animals. At the beginning, I asked for two volunteers to take off their shoes and stand on a couple of plastic crates (to simulate… More

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How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the humane education activities we use to help students and changemakers think more deeply about their passions, goals and choices is to ask them to imagine that they’re very old, approaching the ends… More