The Great Ape Project
by Zoe Weil I just finished the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess and then…
New Year’s Resolutions: MOGO (Most Good Least Harm) Style
by Zoe Weil In case you’re in the market for some New Year’s resolutions (having been unable to come up…
Humane Education in Action: Creating a Network of Caring
IHE HECP student Susan Hargreaves has been following the humane education path for more than two decades. Her work as…
We’re Trashing the Planet, and We’re Not Even Having Fun: Reclaiming Our Happiness (and the Health of the Planet)
by Zoe Weil During a 2008 Bioneers conference, Annie Leonard made the comment, “We’re trashing the planet, and we’re trashing…
Perfect is the Enemy of Good
by Zoe Weil Voltaire once wrote “Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.” The most common translation is “Perfect is the…
Institute for Humane Education President Wins Children’s Book Award
by Institute for Humane Education We at the Institute for Humane Education are pleased to announce that our president, Zoe…
Model Your Message AND Work for Change
by Zoe Weil There are people who strive vigorously to make MOGO (most good) choices in their daily lives. They…
Share the Social Justice “10 Questions” Quiz
by Marsha Rakestraw Especially in the US, we tend to make a lot of assumptions about people who are struggling.…
Managing the Media Minefield: Resources for Helping Children (and Adults) Be More Media Literate
“I think it’s either naïve or disingenuous to believe that one family in isolation can combat a $17 billion industry…
The Struggle of Stuff: Our Relationship with Our Goodies
by Marsha Rakestraw Today I learned about a man who has created a 100 Thing Challenge for himself. The goal? “By…
Onslaught: Using Unilever’s Campaign and the Backlash to Explore the Impact of Our Choices
by Marsha Rakestraw Unilever has faced backlash surrounding the mixed messages it has been sending with its seeming concern (via Dove…
Step-by-Step: Dismantling Privilege
by Marsha Rakestraw Update 1/19: Since this post was first written in 2008, several people have cogently written on how…