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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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WALL-E

by Andrew Stanton

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 13, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

The year is 2805. Earth has been abandoned by humankind, after its surface has been covered with trash. Humans left behind trash-collecting robots to clean the Earth, but by 2805 all of them have been… More

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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

by Miranda Paul

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 27, 2015 | Filed under Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Used to items that biodegrade back into the earth, the people of Njau, Gambia just dropped their plastic bags whenever they broke or were no longer needed. Bags began to clog roads and waterways and… More

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5 Things to Do with Old Clothes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There are lots of reasons we get rid of clothes. They don’t fit well anymore. We’ve stopped wearing leather or silk or wool. It looked so much better in the fitting room…. More

Charlotte standing under her homemade decorations in her party outfit from the local thrift store!Charlotte standing under her homemade decorations in her party outfit from the local thrift store!

Humane Birthday Parties for Kids

Written by Robyn Moore | No Comments | Published on April 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Robyn Moore Many parents are faced with a dilemma when trying to plan their child’s birthday party. They want a party that is not only fun, but one that doesn’t contribute to the suffering… 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

My Garbology

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 4, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Websites

My Garbology is a website that offers an interactive game for students, as well as suggested lesson plans for teachers to help students learn about waste and waste conservation. Students learn about waste issues, composting,… 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

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Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other people, nonhuman animals, and the earth. Because food is such an integral part of our lives and tied… More