Name: Karl Ensminger Ahh the middle ages.JPG

Born in Sonora Ca., located geographically near Yosemite. I love the outdoors and enjoy biking, hiking, sailing ( have a 25ft Mac Gregor ). I have been a resident of Humboldt county since 2002. I have two amazing daughters, assorted fish, and a Bearded Dragon lizard ( Not a very environmentally friendly pet with the heating lamps and pads etc..). I am majoring in Environmental Science with a focus in Water quality. I am concerned about the future of our environment and feel that waiting and reacting to future environmental calamities is the wrong direction. I feel it is our best interest to make sure we change our ways of thinking and operating now.

Interests in Technology and the Environment[edit | edit source]

  1. How we can use technology to limit our impacts on the environment.
  2. Uses of technology to heal the environmental damage that we have created.
  3. Applying technology to enhance and protect our water resources.

Experience in Technology and/or the Environment[edit | edit source]

  1. Mostly I have read how through the use of technology we have fowled our commons.
  2. I use H2O on a regular basis and enjoy the fact that it doesn't make me ill.
  3. I have worked with Humboldt Bay keeper with Water testing in the local estuaries.
  4. Have studied Macro Invertebrate populations in local watersheds to determine health of the systems.
  5. Insulated my house to cut down on my heating bills.