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5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you don’t even notice it? Or how we all ignore car alarms? Or how our eyes… More

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How We Make Stuff: The Story Behind Our Everyday Things

by Christiane Dorion

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 8, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Filled with colorful images, pop-ups, and tabs, How We Make Stuff (grades 3-7) touches on where our stuff comes from. From burgers and chocolate to clothes and paper, each two-page spread highlights some of the… More

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Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

by Matthieu Ricard

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 1, 2016 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World by Matthieu Ricard (864 pgs) is a remarkable piece of literature that deeply encourages us to examine ourselves, delves in to what altruism is,… More

¿Qué Caracteriza a Una Persona Humana?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 21, 2016 | Filed under Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Resources, Social Studies/History, Spanish

¿Cuáles son las cualidades más deseables e indeseables de los seres humanos? Utilicen ejemplos de historias y fotografías para ayudar a los estudiantes a identificar nuestras mejores (y peores) cualidades y cómo podemos fomentar más… More

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What Messages Are We Modeling?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on July 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw A 2015 Gallup poll shows that a third of Americans “want animals to have the same rights as people.” Other polls show that a strong majority of people in the U.S. believe… More

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Must-Read Articles About the 4th of July

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Even though I’m grateful for America’s independence and all the good things about the U.S., the 4th of July is hard for me. It has become a time of worry and fretting…. More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Pick Up Others’ Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The last couple of years, I’ve made a point of picking up at least one piece of trash a day from a street or parking lot. Since trash abounds, I readily exceed… More

¿Qué Hace El Menor Daño?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 20, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Consumerism, Elementary, High School, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Excelente para dirigirse a un grupo numeroso de estudiantes, esta actividad propone a los estudiantes que comparen pares o productos similares para considerar cuál de los dos ayuda más y hace el menor daño. Recomendado… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think about the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in… More

Apps for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 17, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Global Issues Guides, Health, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Smartphone apps focused on making more ethical choices are proliferating. Find suggested apps to help you make choices that do more good and less harm for people, animals, and the earth. More