Joie

Self declared spinster, artist-writer-dancer-poet living in Portland, Maine. I'm basically happy, but not yet content. This is my life...

My Blogs

30 Days of...ooops.

My 30 days of blogging about sustainability was derailed by five days of sickness and three days of recovery and catching up. ...more

30 Days of Earth Day

This month I am blogging about sustainable living.   Every day includes a tip or other infomation on how we can create a more sustainable world. Each of us can make a differece.  Visit me:  http://www.spinsterjane.com/...more

Day 7 - Use it up, Wear it Out, Make it Do or Do Without

"Use it up,Wear it out,...more

Day 6 - Buy Local

The buy local movement has been growing rapidly across the country. ...more

Day 5 - Walking

According to many estimates the average person gets the equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when walking. Compared to the average 24.6 miles per gallon of cars in the U.S. and the fact that walking is a zero emissions mode of transportation**, walking seems a pretty good environmental deal, and it is, but there are other sustainability related benefits to leaving the car parked. Getting to know your community....more

Day 4 - Individual Sustainability

A video about individual sustainability. ...more

Day 3 - Energy Efficiency

I don't believe energy efficiency can be explained in 90 seconds as this video claims but, it does make the point that we can do a lot to reduce fossil fuel use through conservation. ...more

Who is she (this impossible me)?

Other thoughts...In my mind I have a vision of the person I want to be....more

30 Days of Earth Day: (Day 2) Know your recycling...

Many cities across the country have curbside recycling which makes it very easy to do something good for the environment. However each city and town's regulations are not the same. ...more

30 Days of Earth Day: Day 1

April 22 is Earth Day. ...more