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I Am a Humane Educator: Kelle Kersten

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Kelle Kersten has more than 20 years experience as an organic farmer/gardener. Currently Kelle lives and gardens veganically with her husband at their vegan homestead, Ahimsa Village, in the mountains of central… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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So Long, Joneses! I’m Buying Nothing New Next Year

Written by Lexie Greer | 1 Comment | Published on December 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Lexie Greer I don’t know who the Joneses are, but I’m breaking up with them. I am tired of trying to keep up, of being made to feel inadequate, of being told that… More

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Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice

Written by Lynne Westmoreland | 3 Comments | Published on December 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa. The themes of the season are the return of hope, abundance, and protection, the return… More

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Tips for Happier, More Humane Gift-Giving

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw This time of year the news is full of headlines about record sales, various shopping frenzies (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.), and an even earlier start on holiday buying. Juxtaposed with the… More

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Empower Don’t Paralyze: 6 Tips for Sharing About Global Ethical Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As I scroll down my Facebook wall, I skim across a horrific image of cruelty that someone has posted, with a caption that merely says “This has to stop!” and no other… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Reduce Bird Strikes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You’ve felt that sickening sensation. You hear a loud thunk against your window and see feathers floating. If you’re lucky, the bird who hit your window is only stunned, rather than dead…. More

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#TBT: Ethical Halloween Round Up

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 29, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Halloween continues to be one of the most popular holidays in the U.S., with numerous opportunities to gorge on candy, dress up as your alter ego, and do the monster mash. But like many holidays,… More