The Solar Homestead is Appalachian State University's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the early settlers in the mountain region of North Carolina, we have designed a self-sustaining zero energy home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet the Decathlete of the Week!

janelle wienke.

Classification: Senior Undergraduate Anthropology Major, concentration in Sustainable Development
Job Title: Outreach Coordinator 
Joined the Team: August 2010
From sending contact emails to planning Boone Green Drinks at the Headquarters, Janelle helps to coordinate events for the Solar Homestead Team. 

The Best Part? 
"I enjoy being a member of the Solar Homestead Team because I get to be a part of such a prestigious and  large project. The experience has enabled me to get hands-on experience and expand my education within the field."
Outside of the Team: 
"I don't have hobbies. The Solar Homestead is my hobby."
With the little free time Janelle has, she likes to hike, cook, and do crafts.
Beverage of Choice: Black Coffee
Random Question of the Day: 
Would you rather have x-ray vision or bionic hearing? 
Definitely, bionic hearing. 

The Solar Homestead team is proud to feature Janelle Wienke as the decathlete of the week due to her outstanding involvement with planning the Boone Green Drinks event. Janelle coordinated with local businesses and helped organize donations to support the night's activities. 

A big thank you also goes out to: Art of Oil, Lowe's Foods, Harris Teeter, Panera, Bald Guy Brew, Pepper's Restaurant, Stick Boy Bakery, Ingles, and Mountain Lumber for their contributions to the evening's event! 

Thanks to everyone that attended!