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Teaching Kids to Protect the Rainforests

Teaching Kids to Protect the Rainforests You’ve seen the shirts and posters that say save the Rainforest, but do you know why it is important to you? Rainforests touch everyone’s life. Tropical rainforests are filled with plants and animals- some that few people have ever seen. Those plants include many of the things we enjoy […]

Teach Children the Benefits of Fair Trade with these Classroom Resources

These Free Printables and Classroom Resources will help plan Fair Trade Curriculum   Here at Compassionate Essentials, we feel it is important to educate everyone about the benefits of fair trade, and children are no different. We’ve found some great resources on the Fair Trade market which are perfect for homeschooling or classroom use.  Incorporating, […]

Amazon Rainforest Ecosystem Facts

  The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystem The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystem is diverse. Rainforests are the home to 50% of the Earth’s plants and animals yet they only cover 2% of the Earth’s surface.  Important Facts on the Amazon Rainforest. How can you help save and protect the Earth’s rainforest? We are sharing some ideas. The first […]

Why Wear a Lotus Flower Symbol in Your Jewelry?

  What is the  meaning of  the Lotus Flower Symbol? “I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.” -  Zhou Dunyi Zou Dunyi was a Chinese Neo-Confucian philosopher and cosmologist in the 11th century, but the symbolism and meaning of the lotus flower is not of Chinese origin.  The Lotus flower […]

Compassion or Just Politics as Usual?

Compassion and Politics One hundred twenty Tibetans have self-immolated since March 2011. This is in reaction to a Chinese government that has destroyed over 6,000 Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and shrines beginning in 1949, stationed around 300,000 Chinese soldiers in Tibet, and forced thousands of Tibetans to abandon their traditional rural nomadic lifestyle and move into […]

Care for Yourself and the Environment by Choosing Safe Personal Care Products

National organizations including the Breast Cancer Fund, Greenliving, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics agree that many American personal care items are unsafe because manufacturers are free to dump toxic chemicals into their products.  These chemicals have been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, and a multitude of other serious health problems. Poison in your shampoo, […]

President Reagan Favored Steps to Combat Climate Change

President Ronald Reagan believed in the science behind climate change.  During his administration the United States was the main backer of the Montreal Protocol, which required the phasing out of ozone-depleting chemicals. One of the true heroes of the Republicans and the conservative movement became an environmental hero.  Unfortunately I doubt we will see any […]

Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Fossil Fuel Subsidies   Straightforward, extremely important and enlightening information from 350.org concerning subsidies for fossil fuel companies. Also time sensitive, since the Presidential elections of 2012 are almost upon us. The current Republican Ticket claims they want less governmental spending. Not true unless they don’t count the taxpayer funded current fossil fuel subsidies which […]