December 14, 2016

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To finish of the year, SLZ interns piled into the van and headed to the Altamont Landfill, one of the biggest and most technologically advanced landfills in the nation. Joined by Sarah Fockler, Environmental Protection Specialist for Altamont Landfill Waste Management of Northern California, interns went on a driving tour of the 2,000 acre property. It was an eye-opening experience so say the least, and a site...

December 1, 2016

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This past weekend, interns braved the cold, rainy weather and partnered up with Oakland Recycles to educate their local community about composting. Oakland’s new waste management initiative starting back in July, where multi-family dwelling homes, known commonly as apartments, were provided a green cart for collecting their food waste and yard trimmings.

With the infrastructure in place, Oakland...

November 10, 2016

This week in honor of Election Day, Antioch Earth Team participated in a friendly debate and discussion about the banning of single use plastic bags in California. Interns researched and discussed the two props that pertained to the banning of single use plastic bags, Prop 65 and 67. Interns then broke into groups representing Proposition 65 and 67, and attempted to persuade Program Associate, Julia Dorosh, to vote yes on their given prop. The hot topics were whether it was right to charge consumers 10 cents per plastic bag especially those...

November 4, 2016

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Pinole Valley High EarthTeam interns have conducted their 2nd litter assessment of Pinole Creek and Pinole Valley High this week. Litter is a major environmental issue worldwide. 70% of marine debris litter is land based and travels down storm drains, through creeks, and streams, and eventually to your beautiful SF Bay. From there litter floats into the Pacific Coast and onward. The most common type of litter is cigarette butts, and plastic. EarthTeam discovered this firsthand. Plastics and cigarette butts made the majority of the litter removed along Pinole Creek....

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