JF Kennedy / Richmond LPS Air Quality

September 28, 2017

We are excited to announce that for the first time, EarthTeam is at Kennedy, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The internship program started with a full day of recruitment, lead by Program Manager Jenna Topper, and the Kennedy Campus Coordinator, Joelle Alley.  Enthusiastic science teachers encouraged students to apply, and we ended up with an incredibly competitive pool of applicants.  From this impressive group, 14 passionate interns were chosen to be environmental leaders in their community!

Our Kennedy Team spent its first meeting getting to know each other, taking head shots, and writing...

Earth Team Internships Under Way At John F. Kennedy High School!
September 26, 2017

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Earth Team is thrilled to be back at Richmond High School for the 2017-2018 program year! Earth Team staff members presented program information to 8 classes and reached over 175 students for this years program recruitment. After receiving over 40 applications we narrowed it down to 14 hardworking and ambitious interns who are ready to take action in their communities!

Our team...

March 17, 2017

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The Transportation Action Plan (TAP)

Earth Team inters worked diligently in the data collection for the TAP calculator which, in short, calculates the pounds of CO2 emitted per week by forms of transportation. Inters are focusing on collecting data in order to create, lead, and implement a plan that will reduce CO2 emissions by persuading and...

January 20, 2017


If climate change is the result of humans adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, is there a way to take some of that stuff out of the air? Yes, there is! Trees absorb CO2 from the air and store the carbon in their biomass (wood). Trees are actually part of a carbon cycle: they absorb carbon during their lifetime and then release that carbon after they...