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5 Minute Changemaker: Idle No More

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 25, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw It happens numerous times a day around the world. We’re waiting to pick our kids up from school; just running into the convenience store for a sec; stuck at a train crossing;… More

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My Chemical Mountain

by Corina Vacco

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 31, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Environmental Protection, Health, High School, Language Arts, Middle School, Resources, Science

“I am hungry for revenge.” Jason lives on the edge of Chemical Mountain (a landfill), on the banks of Two Mile Creek – a creek so contaminated with chemicals from the giant Marino Chem company… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Gregg Segal’s “7 Days of Garbage”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Photography is a powerful lens for bringing attention to the destructive impacts of our choices and a meaningful voice for positive social change. Peter Menzel in his book “Material World” shone a light on our… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 2, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently I saw a post on his Facebook page about a fun and meaningful activity he… More

El Estómago de La Ballena

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 22, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el impacto de nuestra “sociedad de usar y tirar” explorando todos los diferentes tipos de basura encontró en el estómago de una ballena. Recomendado para grados 3-8 Duración: 15-45 minutos Averigüe… More

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The Wartville Wizard

by Don Madden

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 24, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

Each day an old man who loves nature and neatness spends his time picking up the litter his fellow community members carelessly toss on the ground. One morning, ready to give up, he is endowed… More

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

by Mark Kitchell

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, College/Adult, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“How we find a path to a sustainable future will involve reinventing not just the way we make and do everything, but reinventing the way we think about our place in the natural world.” “A… More

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Our House is Round

by Yolanda Kondonassis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 18, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

“Our Earth has gotten messy. What should we do?” Through questions and simple information the author encourages readers to think critically about how the Earth has gotten “messy,” how our actions affect the planet, and… More

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“Thinking Snack Time”: Help Kids Tackle Trash

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

How to integrate humane education into the curriculum may not always be immediately obvious, but as teachers, you have other, countless opportunities throughout the day to bring the humane lens to your students. Teacher and… More

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MOGO Tip: Ditch Disposables

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

At least in some parts of the world, the days are getting longer and warmer, which means more people getting out and about… which often means we’re using more disposables (think picnics, BBQs & food… More