@RichmondHS Brings #ZeroLitter To El Cerrito

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Interns at Richmond High School focused their attention close to home—their classrooms. By conducting a waste audit, they soon realized that most of the “trash” consisted of plastic bottles, leftover food, juice boxes, straws and sporks; all readily recyclable or compostable. This revelation inspired them to look for solutions that could help reduce waste. Working with school administrator and teachers, they’ve begun to set up recycling stations in classrooms across campus.Read more

#ZeroLitter @Oakland HS Target Lake Merritt

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Lake Merritt plays a vital role in the health of our watershed and communities, and as much as we depend on it, Lake Merritt depends on us. This year, Oakland High interns have been hosting a series of litter blitzes at Lake Merritt aimed at identifying community driven solutions to litter trends. Through data collection and analysis, the interns identified cigarette butts as the most common source of litter. Now they’re working with the City of Oakland to implement solutions.Read more

Teaming Up With #EMM For #ZLP

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Each month, Every Monday Matters tackles a cause that needs a little TLC. And each week, they provide an activity to foster connection to that theme. This month, the theme is Green (as in environment), and this week, the activity is #ZeroLitter. It’s the perfect opportunity to for you to lead a Zero Litter Project campaign for healthier watershed. #YouMatterRead more

#ZeroLitter @SanLorenzoHS Petition Change

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Starting with their school and then bringing it to their community, San Lorenzo interns are on a mission to eliminate major sources of litter. Perhaps not surprisingly, juice boxes are a major contributor of litter on campus. So the interns created a Change.org petition asking their school’s beverage provider to alter the juice box packaging to eliminate straws and straw wrappers, preventing litter at its source.Read more

EarthTeam Celebrates 15 Years This Earth Day

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EarthTeam was founded at the Contra Costa Earth Day on April 22, 2000. Led by Sheila Fish and Cindy Spring, a coalition of educational, environmental, and governmental representatives saw a need to provide community-based after school environmental education programs. In the last 15 years, hundreds of young people have joined EarthTeam to lead community-based environmental projects ranging from watershed health and climate change to waste reduction and sustainability.Read more

EarthTeam's Doug Streblow Presents #ZeroLitter at National Service Learning Conference

ZLP NYLC Right now, the 26th Annual National Service Learning Conference is underway in Washington D.C. Its theme, More Powerful Together (#MPT15), highlights the event’s focus on positive youth-adult collaborative discussions on education and social policy. More than 1,500 young people from around the world will convene for three days of learning, inspiration, and connection.Read more

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