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,…
What’s New Wednesday 5-17-17: News & Resources for Educators & Solutionaries
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
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,…
Let’s Stop Our Pickiness From Helping Plunder the Planet
by Marsha Rakestraw “Pickiness” can be a good thing. As citizens striving to do the most good and least harm…
Help Your Students Become Eco-Champions (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Spring brings warmer weather, new life, and a hunger to be outside, renewing our connection to the…
Fifth Graders Follow Their Trash
Humane educator Dr. Elizabeth Crawford helps teachers-in-training develop their competencies in helping their students become global citizens and solutionaries. Students…
Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World
Books
by Kevin Bales Spiegel and Grau, 2016 277 pgs Grades 11 and up “Modern slavery is destroying the planet.” ~…
Forked: A New Standard for American Dining
Books
by Saru Jayaraman Oxford University Press, 2016. 248 pgs At some point, many of us may have dined at a…
True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds
Activities/Lesson Plans
Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to…
Resources for Humane(r) Holidays
by Marsha Rakestraw Spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach an all-time high of $8.4 billion. A lot…
12 Tips for Saving Money and Making Humane Choices
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the economy is growing and poverty has slightly declined, many people still struggle with finances and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…