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…
6 Sources for Positive News
by Marsha Rakestraw Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues.…
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…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Not “Staying Busy”
by Marsha Rakestraw Several years ago I saw a commercial, the gist of which was that if we don’t add…
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,…
5 Minute Changemaker: Make The Most of Being Stuck in Traffic
by Marsha Rakestraw I live in Portland, Oregon, where traffic — like in many other cities — has become ridiculous.…
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,…