By Jeannie Russell
HEART’s innovative Compassionate Communities Awards competition is taking root in the great borough of Brooklyn, thanks to an exciting partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.
HEART’s Compassionate Communities Awards competition brings a whole-child, comprehensive approach to humane education into our public schools by challenging them to expand and enhance learning experiences and active, compassionate action around the needs of animals and the natural environment. This year’s theme for Compassionate Communities centers on humane education topics and practices within established Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies by highlighting the ways that building reverence for nature and appreciation of the inherent value of all living beings fosters empathy, prosocial behaviors, and ethical decision-making skills.
Borough President Eric Adams is well known here in New York for having adopted a vegan diet because of health issues some years ago. As is so …