Who’s Writing This Blog?

Photo: Cara Chapman Photography. That’s me pregnant with my first, and this is when I really kicked-up my sustainable living practices, for her and her future!

Who’s writing this blog? Me. That’s who. Jessica, an eco-nut living intentionally, minimally and carefully with my kids and my partner, but now, on our homestead in the country… we moved! You may remember for the last decade we were living in a small, 900 sq. ft., 1950s semi-detached home, in a dubbed hipster city, riding public transit, raising chickens and refusing plastic. Don’t worry, we’re still raising chickens, striking for climate change, writing politicians to demand action, it’s just now, we live north of Toronto in a small town, rurally. It’s a small cottage! It’s also 900 sq. ft. ish. We have maple trees for tapping, a MUCH bigger vegetable garden, a large composting area, a greenhouse, raspberry bushes, crab apple trees, a shop and room to keep up our self-sufficient and environmental practices. We even plan on having a small garden stand. I only leave the homestead once a week now to keep our carbon footprint small and the kids have become little bus riders.

What we do now affects the generations to come.

I am crazy-focused on making sure my lifestyle choices impact the planet as little as possible. What you read in these blog posts, I really do. This is my life.

I want to share my passion for protecting the planet, but really, protecting the human race, to everyone I meet. I want to yell, “drop that plastic fork!” at any take-out place. My aunt said it best, “The planet will bounce back. It’s not about saving her, it’s about saving us!”

For years, friends were texting and emailing me with questions like:

  • do you really make your own deodorant and can you teach me?
  • how do you own such little amount of toys for your kids?
  • where did you buy your produce bags?
  • what do you mean your bread doesn’t come in a plastic bag?

My answers always ended with:

Yup! And it’s easy! It’s so easy to do. It’s easy on the planet. Better yet, it’s really easy on your budget. This blog is designed with encouragement and inspiration in mind.

Eventually, they all said, “You should just start a blog to house all these cool, environmentally-friendly tips.” So I did!

Read on. Be the change. Protect the planet for the many generations to come!

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