The Power of Positive Peer Pressure
by Marsha Rakestraw A 2012 survey of teen volunteers revealed that the main reason teens volunteer is because their friends…
5 Minute Changemaker: Call Your Legislators
by Marsha Rakestraw Last month I was part of a small group of citizens who met with each of the…
Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World
Books
by Kevin Bales Spiegel and Grau, 2016 277 pgs Grades 11 and up “Modern slavery is destroying the planet.” ~…
The Best (and Worst) US States for Animal Protection Laws
by Marsha Rakestraw While things have been slowly changing for the better for nonhuman animals, it only takes a glance…
Why I Marched in Washington and What We Need to Do Next
by Zoe Weil I’ve been working to help create a more equitable, healthy, compassionate, and peaceful world my entire adult…
Get Inspired By These Quotes From Civil Rights Activists
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While this day celebrates the life and achievements of an important American civil…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2016
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
Racial Equity Tools
Websites
Racial Equity Tools is focused on helping people and organizations working toward racial equity. The website includes a curated library…
Embracing Compassion Toward All: An Interview With Author Mark Hawthorne
Mark Hawthorne is an activist and the author of three books on animal rights and social justice: A Vegan Ethic:…
True Price and MOGO Speed Rounds
Activities/Lesson Plans
Through these quick icebreakers, help make it second nature for students to think about how all their decisions relate to…
5 Minute Changemaker: Write Right Now for a Better World
by Marsha Rakestraw I have a friend who has written to legislators, corporations, and other leaders and officials since she…
How Big Is Your Travel Footprint?
Books
by Paul Mason Cavendish Square Publishing, 2009. Grades 3-8 How Big Is Your Travel Footprint? highlights some of the impacts…