May 14, 2015

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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.

May 6, 2015

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Over the past six months, Helms High School Interns have taken trash to task. Focusing on how litter can negatively impact marine life once it enters the watershed, the interns transformed collected litter into pieces of artwork. The artwork was used to raise awareness on campus and in the community.

April 30, 2015

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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.

April 27, 2015

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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. #YouMatter

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