March 31, 2017

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*STUDENT BLOG*

On March 18th, EarthTeam, Friends of Sausal Creek and other local community members came together and for a Litter March. Friends of Sausal Creek is a volunteer-based, nonprofit, community organization committed to advocating awareness, appreciation and stewardship of Oakland’s Sausal Creek Watershed. They work to restore, maintain and protect the Sausal Creek...

March 30, 2017

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On Saturday March 18th, 2017, EarthTeam interns from multiple schools participated in the 2017 Litter March to raise awareness about littering in their communities. Students advocated for no littering by designing posters that were carried during the march. Volunteers walked for two miles starting at Josie de la Cruz Park in Oakland and picked up trash along the way.

We should be more considerate about where we throw our trash because littering can damage our local terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, potentially harming the wildlife within them. One of our main goals is...

March 23, 2017

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One of the most important parts of planning a big event is reflection and celebration! Interns did just that for the follow up meeting where they discussed the challenges, successes and overall pros and cons of their event!

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March 17, 2017

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Litter Surveys using Earth Team’s Zerolitter app

Alhambra Earth Team interns did not waste any time learning about our Zerolitter app. Inspired by  the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Tracker, Earth Team interns now have the ability to track not only how many pieces of litter they pick up but also the litter type as well (plastics, glass, metal, etc.).

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