Oakland Technical High School

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
  • ...
December 23, 2017

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*Student Blog* Written By: Jarry, Tech Volunteer Intern

I decided to join Earth Team to expose myself to different ways I could locally help my community. I believe that modern society takes what we have in abundance, for granted, such as the water and air around us. Knowing that these natural resources can and are being degraded, I wanted to contribute in my community in doing our part in living sustainably. Joining Earth Team late, I had no prior knowledge of what to expect that the meetings...

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...

December 21, 2017

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Oakland Tech teachers showing committent to the 3-bin System

Over the course of couple weeks in November, Earth Team interns spent time before, after class time to meet with over 110+ staff and faculty one on one about the 3-Bin System and Teachers important roles and responsibilities.

A lot of prep went into these meetings, and interns were a bit nervous to deliver such important information to their own authoritative figures, especially one on one. Interns spent the following meeting reflecting on the experience, how...