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May 14, 2015


Interns at Richmond High School focused their attention close to home—their classrooms. By conducting a waste audit, they soon realized that most of the “trash” consisted of plastic bottles, leftover food, juice boxes, straws and sporks; all readily recyclable or compostable. This revelation inspired them to look for solutions that could help reduce waste. Working with school administrator and teachers, they’ve begun to set up recycling stations in classrooms across campus....

May 6, 2015


Over the past six months, Helms High School Interns have taken trash to task. Focusing on how litter can negatively impact marine life once it enters the watershed, the interns transformed collected litter into pieces of artwork. The artwork was used to raise awareness on campus and in the community....

April 30, 2015

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Lake Merritt plays a vital role in the health of our watershed and communities, and as much as we depend on it, Lake Merritt depends on us. This year, Oakland High interns have been hosting a series of litter blitzes at Lake Merritt aimed at identifying community driven solutions to litter trends. Through data collection and analysis, the interns identified cigarette butts as the most common source of litter. Now they’re working with the City of Oakland...

April 30, 2015

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April 29, 2015 was our second webinar with San Lorenzo High and Pinole Valley High to discuss each other’s projects and share ideas. We were eager to have another Webinar to connect again. I felt totally confident about my commit to #ZeroLitter because I knew there were others around helping the Bay Area.

The Webinar discussion helped us as a team critically analyze our projects. For instance, Oakland High has been working on 3 different projects: Litter Around Storm Drains, Campus Behaviors & Attitudes Around...

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