JF Kennedy / Richmond LPS Air Quality

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...

January 13, 2017


Climate change is a difficult topic to comprehend for many reasons, but especially because there many interconnected parts that are not obviously related. How does the invisible emissions from my car contribute to drought conditions on the other side of the world? Another difficult part to understanding the problem, is that many of the consequences are not yet realized and difficult to imagine. What does an...

December 2, 2016

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On December 1st, 2016, the Air Quality Interns at Richmond High School measured the amount of carbon they emit by traveling to and from school each week. They started by gathering data on how they each travel – walking, driving, bus, ect. Next they determined the milage for the round trip they each travel. Other information was considered such as each car’s MPG and number...

November 18, 2016
Air Quality Interns marking an intersection that feels unsafe to cross.

On Thursday evening, November 17th, the Richmond High School Air Quality Interns joined city planners, community advocate groups, and local residents to learn and share at the San Pablo Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Workshop.