5 Minute Changemaker: Pledge to “Skip the Slip”
by Marsha Rakestraw Whether we’re at a restaurant, the grocery, or even the library, nearly every time we engage in…
How Do Your Electronic Gadgets Rate on Their Environmental Impact?
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend of mine is a technology early adopter. He wants the latest version of his favorite…
4 Resources for Finding (Somewhat) Ethical Halloween Treats
by Marsha Rakestraw This year people in the U.S. plan to spend about $2.7 billion just on Halloween candy. And…
Getting the Child Slave Labor Out of Your Shopping Cart
by Marsha Rakestraw We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may…
5 Minute Changemaker: Say No to Plastic Straws
by Marsha Rakestraw Plastic straws are one of those little things we don’t think much about. We pop them in…
What’s New Wednesday 8-2-17: 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…
Which Laptops and Smartphones Are Most Repairable? Find Out With the New Rethink IT Guide
by Marsha Rakestraw Because I want to minimize my footprint on the Earth and others, I try to make the…
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…