January 21, 2016

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“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a voice.”

– Stephen Few

Interns at Richmond high have done an amazing job collecting data throughout the internship while interpreting that data to identify litter hotspots at their school. But data collection and analysis is only part of the internship. Interns are taking their findings to the next level by implementing real solutions to reduce marine debris!

Interns are focusing on Education campaigns to outreach to their communities to address this problem. Their...

January 11, 2016

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December 12, Saturday.

The EarthTeam interns from Alameda High organized and held a beach cleanup event across from McDonalds on Southshore. Cigarette butts, bottles, bubble wraps, plastic pieces. These were only a part of a long list of things from an just hour of cleaning the beach. But looking back, the event took weeks of planning and brainstorming. It wasn’t just a one-day experience.

Planning

A few weeks back, we learned about backwards planning, in which we identify our goal first, then the procedure to achieve it, then the materials needed in...

January 4, 2016
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The breakdown of data for the 8723 pieces of litter collected this Fall.

The numbers are in, and during the first semester students made a huge difference in their schools and communities. EarthTeam student interns took to the streets, their campuses, beaches, creeks and community events to collect data on litter and remove it from the watershed. At the end of the first semester just under 9,000 pieces...

January 4, 2016

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The numbers are in and... plastic is the king with 77% of all litter.  

During the first semester students made a huge difference in their schools and communities. EarthTeam student interns took to the streets, their campuses, beaches, creeks and community events to collect data on litter and remove it from the watershed. At the end of the first semester just under 9,000 pieces of litter were removed as a direct effort of students. Students are now in the analysis and planning phase to address the fall litter findings. Stay tuned...

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