January 8, 2017

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On January 4th, Oakland High interns joined together again after a much needed winter break. The meeting started with high’s from the time off, a comical discussion of where the mid-semester stipends went to, and a discussion on the day’s main outcomes.

OUTCOME 1: Collect data at various locations, implement solutions to address a specific litter issue, and evaluate successes.

OUTCOME 2: Lead activities and...

November 1, 2016

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*Student Blog* 

On October 22nd & 23rd our Earth Team went on a camping trip to one of San Francisco’s National Forest’s campgrounds. This was the first time that all of the interns had a chance to interact and compare experiences that we have each gathered from our different themed internships.

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August 31, 2016

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Program Associate Jenna Topper spent the whole day this past Monday at Oakland High School presenting to over 20 classes! A total of 688 students got to learn about this year’s internship programs 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...

February 8, 2016

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On Wednesday, February 2nd, Oakland High interns gathered together to host their own Campus Cleanup. Weeks prior to the event they prepared; dividing into working groups to organize their event. At the end of the day, they collected over 8pounds of litter on campus in their litter hotspot areas! Here are some of the highlights from that day straight from the interns’ perspectives:

“During campus cleanup I was in charge of collecting data of the litter that was collected. I categorized the trash to have detailed data. This required good teamwork and communication...