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...

September 12, 2016

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Program Associate Jenna Topper spent all day recruiting at Oakland Tech High School presenting to 29 classes! A total of 755 students got to learn about the Sustainable Youth Internship program and were invited to apply

There was an overwhelming consensus and awareness that trash is a big problem here in Oakland, and we are looking forward to giving our future environmental leaders all the tools and resources they need to make real change in their communities and tackle waste issues both on and off campus. Can’t wait to get these students out of...

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