David Kamenar

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Challenges

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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  • David Kamenar 11/15/2018 12:54 PM
    After the first few micro changes in order to be more ecofriendly it is easy and comes second nature. I don't need plastic straws for any drink. When I need a straw I bought a few metal straws to use which can be reused all the time. I work at farmers markets and its so nice to be able to buy local food that in my opinion is better quality than huge companies food.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

    David Kamenar 11/06/2018 1:31 PM
    When I surf and look back at the beach I just think like, wow, I am living in Hawaii where so many things are unique only to this place. I think when you reflect on the place you're living, you think about all the little things in the environment that make it whole.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    David Kamenar 11/06/2018 1:21 PM
    I think the biggest thing is industry and how they have campaigns saying that meat, milk, and eggs are good for you and should be apart of your everyday diet when in reality they are not healthy. Also a lot of movies and the "american dream" to have meat with every meal and have eggs for breakfast and to drink milk. I think because of that "american dream" there is a lot of pushback towards veganism and vegetarianism. I think by having more restaurants and food stores that sell vegan meat substitutes and educate people that it is possible to do it, that could change.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    David Kamenar 11/06/2018 1:14 PM
    I chose to eat vegetarian or vegan as much as I can every day. For me, it is hard to always eat at least vegetarian every day especially when ordering takeout.

  • David Kamenar 11/06/2018 1:03 PM
    It has been hard to remember to log every day but it has kept all the little things I do every day in my mind to be more environmentally conscious. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    David Kamenar 11/06/2018 12:58 PM
    I don't necessarily use single-use items every day but when I do, I use compostable food containers usually from Down To Earth food store.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    David Kamenar 11/06/2018 12:54 PM
    An aquifer that filters through pourous lava rock that requires no home filtration systems.