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Could What You Eat Prevent the Next Pandemic?

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today and she has been writing weekly posts about COVID-19. We’re sharing them here. We hope they are helpful to you during this pandemic. When the history of COVID-19 is written, will we list our obsession with eating animals as a major cause that led to a catastrophe…

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Pretty Mindful: A Sustainable Clothing Workshop for Tween Girls

By empowering young people to be mindful consumers of fashion, they can determine best practices for sustainability that do the least amount of harm to people, animals, and the environment.

Recommended grades: 6 and up
Time: Six class meetings, each ranging approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in length

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Helping Families Navigate Plant-Based Eating: an Interview with Robin Coarts

Robin Coarts, founder of Plant-Based with Robin, earned her M. Ed. in Humane Education with IHE in 2019 and has since started teaching an online course titled “Plant-Based Parenting in a Fast Food World.” Bringing her graduate program experience to her work, Robin provides support and education to families who are navigating a plant-based journey….

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Five Ways to Nourish Your Soul and Make a Difference

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We tend to protect and care for who and what we love. Ask any parent if they would be willing to sacrifice themselves to save their child, and they’ll likely answer yes. I had the…

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Why and How We Must Educate Solutionaries: An Interview with Communication Expert Haj Carr

We were introduced to Haj Carr in 2018 by IHE M.Ed. student, Cate Waidyatilleka, who had been his English teacher at the Iolani School in Hawaii. On a visit to Maine, Cate told Haj about IHE. He was excited to learn about our solutionary approach to education and wanted to help. Shortly thereafter, Haj joined…

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Educator, Changemaker, Environmentalist, Lawyer: An Interview with Hans Hageman

Hans Hageman has worn many hats, among them school founder, educator, coach, lawyer, activist, and environmentalist. He’s a role model for youth and adults alike, and we are so grateful that among his significant volunteer choices (such as firefighter as seen in this photo), he serves on IHE’s Curriculum Advisory Board.  IHE: Hans, you were…

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False Dichotomies

Why False Dichotomies Impede Solutionary Thinking

Zoe is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! The economic localization movement is growing, with adherents advocating “buy local” as the answer to our myriad problems. Author Helena Norberg-Hodge begins her TEDx talk, The Economics of Happiness, with this impassioned plea: “For all of us…

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Racializing the Lens: Race, Intersectionality and Veganism – A Conversation with Lawyer and IHE Alumna Dana McPhall

Dana McPhall is a lawyer, humane educator, anti-racism activist, and animal advocate who has led an IHE alumni working group looking at racial justice and white supremacy issues for the past three years. The working group is called “Racializing the Lens” and meets every month or so to discuss ways of embedding anti-racism frameworks more…

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