5 Minute Changemaker: Lobby Your Grocery and Restaurant to Reduce Food Waste
by Marsha Rakestraw We people in the United States waste a lot of food. A lot. A 2018 report notes…
5 Minute Changemaker: Throw Away (or Avoid) Those Produce Stickers
by Marsha Rakestraw Last year my husband and I were moving the compost bin that had come with the house…
Take Calculated Steps to Reduce Your Footprint
by Marsha Rakestraw You’ve probably read tons of tips about living lighter on the planet, but have you ever taken…
Changing Systems Will Change Mindsets
by Zoe Weil I became a humane educator more than 30 years ago, teaching about interconnected human rights, environmental, and…
10 Tools to Help You Find More Ethical Products
by Marsha Rakestraw From the time we arise in the morning until we fall asleep, we participate in a continuous…
7 Sites to Increase Your DIY IQ
by Marsha Rakestraw The DIY (do it yourself) movement has awakened from its decades-long hibernation and, thanks to economics, more…
Tips to Simplify Your Holidays for a More Memorable, Meaningful Season
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or,…
5 Minute Changemaker: Pledge to “Skip the Slip”
by Marsha Rakestraw Whether we’re at a restaurant, the grocery, or even the library, nearly every time we engage in…
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…
Getting the Child Slave Labor Out of Your Shopping Cart
by Marsha Rakestraw We hear about forced and child labor, reading about specific instances in the news, and we may…
5 Minute Changemaker: Say No to Plastic Straws
by Marsha Rakestraw Plastic straws are one of those little things we don’t think much about. We pop them in…