Let’s Stop Our Pickiness From Helping Plunder the Planet
by Marsha Rakestraw “Pickiness” can be a good thing. As citizens striving to do the most good and least harm…
Fifth Graders Follow Their Trash
Humane educator Dr. Elizabeth Crawford helps teachers-in-training develop their competencies in helping their students become global citizens and solutionaries. Students…
Waste and Recycling Issues
Global Issues Guides
Resources (books, videos, lesson plans, articles, and more) to help teach and/or learn about issues related to waste, trash, garbage,…
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
by Andrew Stanton Pixar, 2008. 98 min Rated G The year is 2805. Earth has been abandoned by humankind, after…
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
Books
by Miranda Paul Millbrook Press, 2015. Grades 1-4 Used to items that biodegrade back into the earth, the people of…
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…