Ethical Choices Program
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Ethical Choices Program
May 2015

We offer three engaging, interactive presentations that encourage participation and critical thinking. Using age-appropriate videos, activities, and open-ended questions, we challenge students to identify widespread assumptions about land, water, energy, and animal use, and to consider whether these assumptions are valid.

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You can download their brochure here (PDF)

The Ethical Choices Program educates middle school, high school and college students about the impact of their food choices, inspiring them to make decisions that are consistent with their own values as related to human health, the environment and animals. By providing factual, mainstream information and promoting respectful dialogue, students are encouraged to think critically about their food choices.

The program has started in the greater Metro Atlanta area, and we hope to expand it, perhaps nationwide, over the next few years. The program features Lorena Mucke, an experienced educator with a strong interest in humane education.

We offer three engaging, interactive presentations that encourage participation and critical thinking. Using age-appropriate videos, activities, and open-ended questions, we challenge students to identify widespread assumptions about land, water, energy, and animal use, and to consider whether these assumptions are valid. We have designed presentations to be about 45 minutes long, but we can often adapt the length and format to teachers' specific needs. In addition, we offer free resources to help teachers expand on the program's themes.

The Environment and Modern Agriculture

Students explore how the ways we raise farmed animals and crops affect ecosystems and our health: depletion of natural resources; pollution of soil, water and air; use of pesticides and antibiotics; soil erosion and deforestation; and world hunger. They discuss alternatives to protect the environment.

Healthful Eating

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases are lifestyle-related. Students learn about connections between diet and health, and they discuss ways that informed dietary choices prevent or relieve diseases.

Factory Farming

More than 95% of animals raised for food in the U.S. are raised in intensive confinement facilities often called "factory farms." Students learn the reality of how we treat animals in modern agriculture and explore the alternatives for a more compassionate and just society.


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