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…
9 Strategies for Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw To create a just, compassionate, sustainable world for all – and to help our students become solutionaries…
19 Lists of Children’s Picture Books for Your Humane Education Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Children’s books are a terrific tool for sharing positive values, teaching students (in age-appropriate ways) about global…
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…
8 Tips to Make it Easier to Speak Up
by Marsha Rakestraw The world is hurting. And our human actions – whether intentional choice, uninformed action, or as a…
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…
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…
Humane Education: Tasting a Life of Purpose, Empathy, and Peace
by Institute for Humane Education It’s nearly summer, and a new group of students is beginning one of our graduate programs…
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…
5 Minute Changemaker: Thank Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw Like many kids of my generation, I was raised to say thank you when helped in some…