June 22, 2015

Earth Team came to visit American High School back in September, and their representative was Devin Cormia. At first, I didn’t really think much of it. Many of us just joined for service hours, and didn’t really care what we did. However, over the course of the 9-10 months of our internship, we grew more active and involved in our efforts to resolve litter on our campus.

Back when we first began, none of us really knew anything, so we just picked up litter. We used instagram to track the kinds of litter spread around our campus so we could possibly narrow down and fix...

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...

April 11, 2015

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Have you ever  wondered where exactly litter is hiding? Don’t you ever just want to go outside and combat litter. Well on March 28th, we did just that. On Saturday morning EarthTeam San Lorenzo headed out to John Muir Elementary School, where we met up with the Hayward Regional Parks District to help them out on their event “Keep Hayward Clean and Green”, which is where members of the community come out and do a Litter Blitz to help the fight against litter. Hayward, like many other...

April 8, 2015

American H.S. EarthTeam interns have been hard at work addressing the #1 category of trash at their school, materials associated with disposable water bottles.

  • EarthTeam Interns collected over 1000 data points of litter.
  • The most common source of litter was from disposable water bottles.
  • Interns then surveyed 226 of their peers about the water fountain.

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