EarthTeam was started after a very memorable Earth Day in 2000. EarthTeam’s founder, Sheilah Fish, tells the story of how that event inspired her to start EarthTeam.
Nga Nguyen, from Alameda's Nea Community Learning Center, is one of the many inspiring teachers that EarthTeam partners with each year. Drawing inspiration from the movie Star Wars, Nga introduces students to a simpler way of living. A lifestyle where you do whatever you can, right now, to take care of your local environment. He is committed to allowing students to put these ideas into practice, utilizing EarthTeam's Waste Action Project as one way for his students to take action on their campus.