March 29, 2019

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Oakland Tech Earth Team participated in the first ever Push to Purpose Event where they heard from an adult mentor panel on how to get paid for social justice and environmental activism work. The group was from a wide range of backgrounds, from farmers to environmental lawyers.

The group listened as each of them told their story of how they arrived at their current line of work. After the scripted questions were completed, our student participants had a chance to ask more questions. The group enjoyed the panel...

March 29, 2019

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Our interns were adamant that they wanted to spend their rainy day after-school meeting cleaning up the shoreline. After learning about the drainage system in Oakland, the urgency to collect litter and stop it from entering the Bay was of high importance.

Interns collected over 1,000 pieces of litter in a short amount of time. Majority of the litter collected was plastic and styrofoam. The student group expressed feeling frustrated by the amount of trash that was along the shoreline. A lot of it was outside of their...

March 29, 2019

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Our Earth Team programs have a diversity of service learning projects that we work on; this creates the perfect space for peer to peer training and project sharing.

Pinole Earth Team recently had a 3-Bin system implemented at their school and expressed interest in learning more about sorting and how their system was working so far. To kick things off, Oakland Tech Campus Coordinator joined in on a Pinole after-school meeting to train the students on how to properly sort and why it’s important. It was a fun...

January 24, 2019

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To start of the year, interns from Oakland Tech braved the rainy weather and headed to their local park to clean up any litter before it entered our waterways.

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