5 Minute Changemaker: Just Say No To Junk Mail
by Marsha Rakestraw While junk mail is on a downturn in the US, marketers still produce close to five billion…
5 Minute Changemaker: Pick Up Others’ Trash
by Marsha Rakestraw The last couple of years, I’ve made a point of picking up at least one piece of…
¿Qué Hace El Menor Daño?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
Excelente para dirigirse a un grupo numeroso de estudiantes, esta actividad propone a los estudiantes que comparen pares o productos…
WALL-E
Videos/Movies
The year is 2805. Earth has been abandoned by humankind, after its surface has been covered with trash. Humans left…
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
Books
Used to items that biodegrade back into the earth, the people of Njau, Gambia just dropped their plastic bags whenever…
5 Things to Do with Old Clothes
by Marsha Rakestraw There are lots of reasons we get rid of clothes. They don’t fit well anymore. We’ve stopped…
Humane Birthday Parties for Kids
by Robyn Moore Many parents are faced with a dilemma when trying to plan their child’s birthday party. They want…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Gregg Segal’s “7 Days of Garbage”
Photography is a powerful lens for bringing attention to the destructive impacts of our choices and a meaningful voice for…
My Garbology
Websites
My Garbology is a website that offers an interactive game for students, as well as suggested lesson plans for teachers…
Solutionary Spotlight: “Treasure Fishing” Offers Compassionate Fun for Kids
My friend Charles E. is a father who is striving to raise his children to be compassionate, humane citizens. Recently…
Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids
We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other people, nonhuman animals,…
The Wartville Wizard
Books
Each day an old man who loves nature and neatness spends his time picking up the litter his fellow community…