Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions.
Here’s some news to know for this week:
- Take Part reports on a new peta2 survey that shows that US colleges and universities are serving more vegan options. Of those schools surveyed 62% now offer daily vegan options, up from 28% in 2014. And serving vegan options is saving those schools money.
- Islamophobia and bullying of Muslim and Sikh students are on the rise. Huffington Post reports that a new California law requires school districts to report on what resources are offered to educate school staff about how to support Muslim and Sikh students who may experience anti-Muslim bias and bullying.
- This article from the Washington Post highlights how behavioral economics influences children’s behavior and how we can help nurture kinder citizens.
- EcoWatch highlights a new Nature report which considers where we’re going to put the next billion people who are expected to be living on Earth by 2030.
- A blog post in Co.Exist outlines four “pillars” for improving cities: walkability, bikeability, public spaces, and public transit.
And add these resources to your humane education/changemaker toolkit:
- Planning your Halloween treats? Be sure to check out Food Empowerment Project’s chocolate list to find slave-free chocolate brands.
- Our friends at Faunalytics have released a Farmed Animals Fundamentals page, with useful infographics and data regarding our attitudes about farmed animals, treatment of farmed animals, the impact of animal agriculture, and more.
- New to IHE’s online Resource Center: When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories. Written by Linda Booth Sweeney, this book provides a useful framework for introducing children to systems thinking concepts via children’s literature.