8 Inspiring Posts for Developing Meaningful Habits (and a Bonus)
by Marsha Rakestraw I keep a journal. (Not very consistently.) It’s mainly to help me remember major life events. When…
10 Tools to Help You Find More Ethical Products
by Marsha Rakestraw From the time we arise in the morning until we fall asleep, we participate in a continuous…
7 Sites to Increase Your DIY IQ
by Marsha Rakestraw The DIY (do it yourself) movement has awakened from its decades-long hibernation and, thanks to economics, more…
Tips to Simplify Your Holidays for a More Memorable, Meaningful Season
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or,…
8 Quotes on Compassion
The world needs compassionate acts more than ever. In honor of this holiday season, the IHE staff have shared some…
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…
Two Wolves, Two Pictures: Helping Students Learn to “Feed” Their Best Selves
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s an old story usually attributed as a Cherokee legend. I haven’t been able to determine its…
The World’s Most Powerful Animal (lesson plan)
by Marsha Rakestraw Dear Friends, I noticed that you have begun discussing the problems facing planet earth, such as pollution…
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…
How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the humane education activities we use to help students and solutionaries think more deeply about…
There Is No Unseeing the Seen: Learning to Make Choices That Reflect My Values
Editor’s note: Joanna recently completed our online course, Teaching for a Positive Future, and kindly agreed to share her reflection…