February 2, 2018

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On January 11, 2018 Earth Team Program Associate Joelle Alley traveled to Alhambra Hight to present to the Earth Team about the research she had collected regarding the effects of cigarette waste on aquatic environments.  Based off this research Earth Team staff developed an easy to use calculator that simulates the amounts of the top ten heavy metals found in cigarette waste for a specific number of cigarette butts.

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Earth Team interns will use this tool to calculate the amount of...

February 2, 2018

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On Monday January 15, 2018 the dedicated Earth Team interns from LPS Oakland rose early on their day off  to lend a hand to service at the MLK Shoreline in honor of MLK Day.  Interns came with a purpose to collect data and collect trash.  MLK Shoreline is the drainage point for the majority of Oakland’s creeks.  As the creeks travel from the Oakland Hills, where they begin, down through the city to the shoreline, they carry with them all the litter that has made its way into them via storm drains, wind,...

January 19, 2018

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Martin Luther King Shoreline Event

On MLK Day, Oakland Tech interns joined over 60 community members in a clean up of the Shoreline. Save the Bay started the day with some education on stormwater run-off, effects of litter on wildlife, a lot more that gave great context for why we were there in the first place.

Interns worked with the community by collected the data of the litter that was being picked up. Their was a wide range of people, and interns enjoyed being able to...

January 19, 2018

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To kick off the semester interns created a backwards planning logic model. As a team, interns discussed objectives for the remainder of the year, and what activities and resources were needed in order to achieve them. Students directed the conversation with volunteers facilitating the group and transcribing everyones ideas and thoughts on to the white board.

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Through group discussion, 3 main objectives were set.

  1. Increase environmental literacy at Emerson Elementary and expand the 3-Bin
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