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…
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…
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,…
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Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Los estudiantes van de compras en búsqueda de camisetas para identificar la relación entre lo que visten y bajo qué…
Shop Ethical
Websites
No ethical shopping guide is ideal for making choices that do the most good and least harm, but this one…
Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids
by Marsha Rakestraw We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other…
Tips for Ethical, Low-Waste, Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties
by Marsha Rakestraw Balloons and decorations. Disposable tableware. Gift wrap and little plastic toys. Birthday parties are often accompanied by…
5 Tips for Keeping a Sweatshop-Free Closet
by Marsha Rakestraw We’ve all done it: Seen a nice shirt or must-have pair of pants or shoes. We buy…
Where in the World?
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students “shop” for T-shirts to help them make the connection between what they wear and the conditions under which it’s…
Win Win Solutions: An Introduction to Fair Trade and Cooperative Economics
Websites
A free, downloadable curriculum from Equal Exchange, that offers activities about fair trade issues. Designed for grades 4-9, the curriculum…
Global Exchange
Websites
Global Exchange “is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice around the world.” Their…