June 9, 2017

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On Tuesday, June 6th interns joined together for the last day of the year at a location that meant a lot to our group. Interns sat around some warm pizza (and some vegan goodness) as they gazed upon their lawn transformation site at the Hayward City Hall, one of their biggest service learning projects of the...

May 10, 2017

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*Student Blog*

At Hayward City Hall we engaged 85+ community members in a lawn transformation to teach people methods of conserving water through a garden installation with over 200 water wise, Bay-Friendly plants. Throughout the day we transformed an entire 5,000 sq ft of lawn which will save up to 25,000 gallons of water a year.

We believe lawn transformation demonstrations are an effective way to spread water conservation strategies because it shows people the skills they need to continue this process in their own backyard.

Some...

April 3, 2017

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Last week on Wednesday, April 29th, Pinole Valley High Earth Team interns led a Pinole Creek cleanup for students interested in making a positive impact. Nine students attended and partnered with an intern to collect the litter. Each litter item was entered into the ZeroLitter app, totaling to 348 pieces of litter. Interns turned the cleanup into...

March 31, 2017

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On March 21st, our meeting was all about drought and how transforming a lawn is a great water conservation strategy.

During the meeting, we first talked about how significant drought can be to people, the environment, and the economy locally and globally through group discussions, which were divided evenly to explore the...

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