Exploring the Hidden Costs and Influences of Ads
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us think that we’re not that influenced by ads. We’ve developed our brand loyalty over…
The Otesha Book: From Junk to Funk
Books
by The Otesha Project 2005 165 pgs Grades 6-11 The Otesha Book: From Junk to Funk (PDF) is divided into chapters analyzing…
Exploring the Impacts of Our Consumer Choices [lesson plans]
by Marsha Rakestraw Jack Frost nipping at our noses. Silver bells ringing. Chestnuts roasting. Credit cards groaning. Retailers giggling with…
Tips for a More Compassionate, Earth-friendly, Healthy Halloween
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the National Retail Federation, people in the US are planning to spend about $9 billion…
17 Resources for Teaching About Food Waste
by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day, we’re teaching kids that food is trash.” ~ Jonathan Bloom Our school food systems in…
5 Minute Changemaker: Stop Using Balloons
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans love balloons. We use them for decorations and gifts. We twist them into shapes. We…
6 Resources for Getting Stuff You Need Free or Cheap and Without Hurting Others
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans are starting to catch on to the truth that a bunch of stuff not only…
What’s New Wednesday 7-11-18: News & Resources for Educators & Solutionaries
Each week find a round-up of selected news and resources related to global ethical issues and positive solutions that you…
5 Minute Changemaker: Recycle Your Old Medications
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have taken medications at some point. And while we can’t control the concentration of…
5 Minute Changemaker: Lobby Your Grocery and Restaurant to Reduce Food Waste
by Marsha Rakestraw We people in the United States waste a lot of food. A lot. A 2018 report notes…
5 Minute Changemaker: Throw Away (or Avoid) Those Produce Stickers
by Marsha Rakestraw Last year my husband and I were moving the compost bin that had come with the house…
Take Calculated Steps to Reduce Your Footprint
by Marsha Rakestraw You’ve probably read tons of tips about living lighter on the planet, but have you ever taken…