keeping Cameron's spirit alive and stronger than ever
A Life Inspired by Cameron I spent a year of my life in Oregon with Cameron by my side, and he taught and helped me in more than I thought possible from one human connection. He got me thinking about my impact on the planet. He helped me live as a conscious consumer. He taught me the power of words. He taught me to stay grounded in turbulent times. He smiled with me in every moment of every day.
When I last saw Cam in Oregon, we were saying goodbye as he began his biking journey down the Pacific Coast to begin a new life in San Diego, California. With little to no training and old salvaged gear, others really questioned the journey. But Cam knew his physical and mental abilities, he had no doubt in his mind that he could do it, and that he would enjoy the ride. I watched and supported this journey, and was amazed with each day's progress. I was inspired by him in more ways than I can fully express.
Cam was the victim of a hit and run while skating home on his birthday. With Cameron's recent and sudden passing, my life and the lives of many others have been shaken. A human so beautiful, so passionate, so present, so committed, taken way too soon. His physical being is gone, but his eternal spirit, energy, and message will live on within us and around us forever.
His story must be told, his actions and commitment to sustainability must be followed, his legacy and love must thrive. And so here we are, riding on for RenLo, sharing his message and supporting his dreams.
Thank you for being here, for following along, and for supporting this dream. We love you. - Alanna Kieffer, a forever friend of CamBob
Cameron's dream in his own words: "I want soil and plants to be a big part of my life. I've been doing well to save money which I intend on using to purchase land in the future. I want to create a permaculture design on that land and ultimately be a part of a fully self-sufficient, intentional living community on that land. I want to grow all of our food and medicine, make our own clothing, paper, etc. out of what we grow on the land. I want to hold donation-based educational workshops and forums on permaculture, ecology, and sustainable agriculture. I want to be growing enough food for ourselves as well as to deliver by bicycle to food banks and markets. Eventually I want to open a truly zero-waste restaurant complete with solar/green energy, no natural gas or plastic packaging, all supplied by what me and my community grow. The more I can learn about plants and the more experience with ecology, farming, and herbalism I can get, the better.”
Health and Vitality Cam was all about the healthy lifestyle. He ate only organic and vegan. He bought all items in bulk, with no use of plastic. He made most food from scratch with fresh ingredients. Over the past year he's been completely sober from any and all substances. In honor of this, I plan to continue this legacy and follow suit of Cameron's recent sobriety from caffeine and alcohol.
We will also be working very hard to produce as little waste as possible. In order to hold ourselves accountable, we will attempt to carry our trash with us for the duration of the ride. We do realize with recent changes in the world, personal reusable containers are out of the question, so being totally honest, we aren't sure how long this will play out, or how feasible this is. We'll be sure to keep you updated on the goal of minimal trash production!