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Tips for Daily Sustainable Living with Sister Janet Weyker – 4-26-14

May 6, 2014

We were fortunate to have Sister Janet Weyker on our show to speak about her role as Director of the Eco-Justice Center, but she is also a wealth of knowledge about the kinds of things we can build into our daily routine the make sustainable living easy and……..well, sustainable!  Sister Janet lives it and teaches it and so we are fortunate to have her back our show to share more of her wisdom.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur guest, Sister Janet Weyker is Director of the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center.   Janet grew up on a farm in Belgium, WI, where she became rooted in the values of caring for Earth, tending vegetable and flower gardens and caring for farm animals.  Having had Racine Dominicans as teachers at St. Mary’s School, Janet was inspired to leave home after 8th grade to start her journey of becoming a Racine Dominican Sister and educator. 

Sister Janet graduated from Dominican College with a degree in education, and later earned a Masters Degree in Art Education from UW-Madison, and a  Master of Science in Counselor Education from UW-Platteville.  She has served as teachter and Princpal at various schools in Racine, and as an exchange teacher in Watford, England through the Fulbright program.

Her volunteer efforts in the community are extensive, working with, for example,  the River Bend Nature Cener, and the Sierra Club, and in recognition of this, was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the YWCA in 2010.

We are inspired by the efforts of the Eco-Justice Center to provide a living example of hope in the area of Eco Justice and we are honored to have Sister Janet at our guest.

To learn more about the efforts of the Eco-Justice Center, and to see photos of their unique property and videos detailing their work, go to http://www.racinedominicans.org/eco-j.cfm.

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