March 3, 2017

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STUDENT BLOG

The YES Conference is an annual conference of youth from all over the extended Bay Area. It was held in the Bay Area Metro Center in downtown San Francisco. The day had a schedule of 3 sessions of presentations and activities with a breakfast and lunch provided. Over five hundred students and educators attended the event. The YES Conference features middle and high school students from nine counties around the Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The...

March 3, 2017

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*Student Blog*

After the 3-bin system was installed at Oakland Tech, our next steps were finding out how to help maintain an under 10% contamination rate and continue to make changes to the system in order to have every member of the community participating in the new shift. In order to do this we did a waste audit, sorting through garbage bags from various locations around the...

February 13, 2017

screen-shot-2017-02-08-at-11-52-19-am-1This past month, Pinole worked with Program Associate Jenna Topper to assess the waste system on campus. This including an introduction and training in the 3-Bin system, conducting a waste audit, and creating an audit report to present the findings to the Pinole High community.

Jenna has been working very hard with Oakland Tech interns and has successfully implemented the 3-Bin systems at Oakland Tech. Interns are currently...

February 13, 2017

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*Student Blog*

After a couple of weeks with the 3-Bin system installed at Oakland Tech, it was finally time to survey how well students & faculty were using and liking new system. On January 26, we roamed around campus after school and surveyed a total of 88 students as well as conducted interviews with about 20 teachers and students. Though this number may seem small, a lot of feedback and data were collected.

Despite the few students who were not interested in taking the survey, those who did, were...

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