21 Children’s Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions
by Marsha Rakestraw Earth Day may be every day, but our relationship to the natural world often gets a little…
We Need to Speak Up and Say “Enough Hurting”
by Marsha Rakestraw “Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes.” ~…
5 Minute Changemaker: Call Your Legislators
by Marsha Rakestraw Last month I was part of a small group of citizens who met with each of the…
Do Something! A Handbook for Young Activists
Books
by Nancy Lublin Workman Publishing, 2010. 280 pgs Grades 4-9 Do Something! A Handbook For Young Activists is a workbook…
5 Minute Changemaker: Sign the (Right) Petition
by Marsha Rakestraw The number of online petitions has skyrocketed, especially since the recent US election. Most days there more…
Why I Marched in Washington and What We Need to Do Next
by Zoe Weil I’ve been working to help create a more equitable, healthy, compassionate, and peaceful world my entire adult…
Get Inspired By These Quotes From Civil Rights Activists
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While this day celebrates the life and achievements of an important American civil…
5 Videos to Help Cultivate Kindness
by Marsha Rakestraw Being kind is a daily practice that often takes a little effort but that reaps enormous rewards…
Living Our Epitaphs for a Better Life and a Better World
by Zoe Weil Most of us don’t write our own epitaphs, those brief summations of who we were, what mattered…
Why We Need Humane Education: Kids (and Adults) Can’t Tell Real From Fake News
by Marsha Rakestraw I get a lot of my initial news from social media. But as a humane educator, I’ve…
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
Books
by Philippe Cousteau Chronicle Books, 2016 Grades K-4 Vivienne is new to her community. Her mom says it will soon…
5 Assumptions We Should Try to Make About Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The recent US election has highlighted a significant divisiveness. And the media and social media have been…