What a Humane World Looks Like: Not “Staying Busy”
by Marsha Rakestraw Several years ago I saw a commercial, the gist of which was that if we don’t add…
Help Students Think Critically About Health Claims
by Marsha Rakestraw In April hundreds of thousands of people around the world took part in the March for Science,…
Treehuggers: Children’s Picture Books Honoring Trees
by Marsha Rakestraw Trees are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…
10 Tips for Helping End Child Labor
by Marsha Rakestraw First posted June 10, 2010. Updated June 1, 2017. “The change starts within each one of us,…
Resources for Teaching About Hunger, Famine, and Food Insecurity
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have said “I’m starving!” when we were hungry – especially as kids. Right now,…
5 Minute Changemaker: Make The Most of Being Stuck in Traffic
by Marsha Rakestraw I live in Portland, Oregon, where traffic — like in many other cities — has become ridiculous.…
12 Resources for Free Films on Humane Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Especially these days when our youth begin drinking in technology about the same time they start breastfeeding,…
11 Activities for Teaching About Advertising
by Marsha Rakestraw In her TEDx talk, “Educating for Freedom,” IHE President Zoe Weil highlights how our culture inundates us…
In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?
by Marsha Rakestraw Browse bookshelves and blogs, and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free,…
4 Tips to Help Us Make Those Ethical Changes We’re Struggling With
by Marsha Rakestraw We want our lives to reflect our deepest values. We know the harmful impacts of some of…
Resources to Help Teach Systems Thinking
by Marsha Rakestraw “Living successfully in a world of complex systems means expanding not only time horizons and thought horizons;…