Jayne Bielecki, 385°

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Member Since
2564 days ago
Location
Wisconsin, United States

About Me

As a child I can remember my parents telling me to turn the lights off when I left a room, recycle, reuse...how to not be wasteful...It would seem I have been environmentalist all my life without even knowing it...these things were just part of everyday life. Now as an adult, I'm taking my environmentalism to a new level with the help of my husband. We are starting up a farm and updating an old homestead to be energy efficient while using environmentally friendly construction. It's a challenge..a big one. In fact, my experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, has been invaluable. But it's worth it. In the end we'll have a self-sustaining farm and a minute carbon footprint. It's a worthy gift to give back to Mother Nature who nurtures us unconditionally.

Quotes

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan, 1964

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

5 Comments 

Matthew W., 6 years, 10 months ago

Hi Jayne - my pleasure - your project is looking really great. Good work!

Matthew W., 6 years, 10 months ago

Hi Jayne - just thought I'd let you know that the smiley face on your second link to your articles is stopping the link. If you just put a space in between the bracket smile and the url, then it should work out!

Matthew W., 6 years, 10 months ago

Hi Jayne - no worries! I think your project really is great!!

Julie Reitz, 6 years, 10 months ago

HI Janye- I'm excited about what you're doing- awesome project!

Nidjia T., 1 year, 7 months ago

I love the homestead and what u have done with it. lookin forward to buying an old home back in my hometown of new Orleans and would love ur help

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Actions 

Grow some vegetables. Doing this since in July 2008.

Dry laundry on the clothes-line . Doing this since in July 2008.

Change to energy-efficient lightbulbs. Did this in July 2008.

Cover your pots while cooking. Doing this since in July 2008.

Choose products with less packaging. Doing this since in July 2008.

Eat more vegetables. Doing this since in July 2008.