January 29, 2018

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On January 16, 2018,  City of Oakland’s Environmental Stewardship Analyst Jennifer Stern and Watershed Program Specialist Ben Livsey joined LPS Oaklands Earth Team to speak about the many waste projects the city is leading.  Interns learned about the multiple ways waste enters our waterways and the efforts the city is making to reduce this occurrence- including but not limited to plastic bag bans, styrofoam bans, the legal prosecution of illegal dumpers, and many litter removal programs.

The city has also developed a program called “Adopt a Spot” whereby any citizen can adopt...

December 23, 2017

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The 3-Bin system project is important to our program, but youth development is even bigger! Check out what our interns have learned so far throughout their first semester!

“I have learned how to be able to talk to people about an issue I care about and try to make them care” – Yan Yan 


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“I feel like I have gained the ability to fight for the beliefs & goals that I...

December 23, 2017

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Time moves fast when you are working hard! Before saying our goodbyes Oakland Tech Earth Team interns reflected on the year and discussed some next steps for continued progress on the 3-Bin System. Here is what a few had to say!

What progress have we made thus far? 

  • “Getting teachers to bring the bins during school to get down the contamination rate” – Petteri
  • “Continued to educate students and teachers and do waste audits to see how well the system is working” -CoCo
  • “We’ve created a new
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December 23, 2017

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Student Written By: Ruby, OT Intern 

“On December 6, 2017 we did our second contamination audit of the year. This one was at the lower campus instead at the upper campus like the other one was. We started off by splitting up into teams, and then splitting up all the brute stations on campus. My team of four split...

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