December 3, 2018

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“At long last…a day where we can get outside of the classroom and pick up some litter”, is what was going through many Kennedy H.S. interns minds as their coordinator called for an Uber to send them to the battlefield…Rumrill Blvd. & San Pablo Ave.

For weeks these intrepid interns have been sent by Earth Team to confront the EPA’s public enemy #1 – yellowed Pizza Hut receipts, Cheetos bags, and cigarette butts, but Rumrill proved to be too much for 3 interns on a make-up meeting. This required the full Kennedy Earth...

November 19, 2018

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Student Blog 

For the campus brute survey, we received a map with the location of all our sorting systems. The purpose of the brute survey was to check on our bins and observe what needed to be changed or kept at each station. The brute survey helped us understand what stations needed more recycling, landfill, and...

November 14, 2018

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Student Blog 

During this after-school meeting, we came together to plan our day at the Green Team Summit. Our team chose to focus on the importance of communicating with staff such as administrators, custodians, and teachers.

Our goal was to educate students about the different types of adults they may run into while they implement the sorting...

November 14, 2018

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Student Blog 

Meeting with custodial staff during a sorting system project is crucial because it gives insight into their perspective and any comments, concerns, and questions they may have. Oakland Tech Earth Team recently held a custodial meeting. Before we did this, we prepared by recording the key points we wanted to speak with them about.

These...

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