February 6, 2018

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This week, Raquel Trinidad from Bay Area Air Quality Management District visited the Kennedy Earth Team. Raquel works in the Community Engagement Office and is an organizer for this year’s YES conference. She shared her path to working at BAAQMD and energized the students for the YES conference.

Several students were inspired by how much Raquel has traveled. Kyle was interested to learn that he doesn’t have to stay in the United States for school or work, and Jesus enjoyed hearing that Amsterdam is super bicycle-friendly.

Itzel was interested to learn about...

February 2, 2018

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This week, the Kennedy Earth Team interns participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service organized by Friends of the Richmond Greenway. Several organizations hosted volunteer projects along the Greenway including The Watershed Project (TWP). The Kennedy students helped TWP in the never-ending battle against Bermuda grass and other weeds.

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This MLK day of service also celebrated the grand opening of Unity Park, a public space spanning several blocks of the Richmond Greenway. Unity Park is a result of significant community collaboration and...

January 17, 2018

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San Lorenzo Earth Team Plans YES Presentation

After a refreshing winter break, the San Lorenzo Earth Team interns reconvened and got straight to work to prepare for their next big event: the YES (Youth for the Environment and Sustainability) Conference! The YES Spare the Air Conference is an annual event held in the Bay Area each year. The purpose of this conference is to bring together youth from across the bay to discuss issues of sustainability, transportation, and air quality in their local communities. Our team will be presenting on their tree...

January 17, 2018

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Unsurprisingly, our Earth Team interns love to get outside and enjoy nature! Read below to learn more.

*STUDENT BLOG*

On Saturday morning in December, I led a hike with my sister Aubury and our [hiking] club adviser Ms. Krist.

It took place on the northeast side of Lake Chabot, in the surrounding hills. The weather was perfect, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds and there was a nice breeze to keep us cool. About 10 people came on the hike, including myself, Aubury, and Tony, from Earth team, as well...

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