December 29, 2016

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On December 19th, the doors of Oakland Tech were opened for a special visit from our interns, today was the day the 3-Bin system would be distributed in all classrooms and hallways! Our group wasn’t alone, we received a lot of  help and support from our additional team members Nancy Demming, Sustainability Manager for Oakland School District, Jeffrey Vickers, Head Night Custodian for Oakland Tech, as...

December 15, 2016

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On December 7th, Interns presented for the second time to 110 Oakland Tech Staff and Faculty. This time interns showed off their PSA (Public Service Announcement) that will be shown in all English Classrooms educated 100% of the student body about how to properly sort into the 3-Bin System, as well as how it is all going to work. In addition, interns went over all the...

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...

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