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

Video courtesy of: http://www.cccleanwater.org/

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....

October 21, 2016

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IT TAKES A TEAM.. and we have just that. 

The 3-Bin system at Oakland Tech is a BIG project, and it takes all parties together to make is a successful implementation. Interns welcomed 5 custodians into their meeting to invite them to join their team as they continue to take steps forward to get the 3-Bins in place in all Oakland Tech classrooms. The job of a custodian is not an easy one, so interns set out to learn more about it and lend a helping hand for the day to get...

September 23, 2016

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After a long day recruiting, and tons of interviews Earth Team is extremely grateful to have such a dedicated, passionate group of 14 interns (plus one amazing volunteer) as a result! We spent our first meeting getting to know a bit about one another, and going over the program for the upcoming year. With all the logistics out of the way, our team is looking forward to diving into the...

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