Alhambra High School

December 13, 2017

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***Student Blog***

My name is Shradha Shakya, a junior from Alhambra high school. I have known about the Earth team Internships for a few years now. When I was a sophomore, we had Vita and Jenna come in and present Earth Team internships to our class. They had me hooked because of all the amazing opportunities they had to offer. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join because of my schooling. I was still able to learn about what Earth Team does and what the Interns do because my cousin and my friends were...

December 1, 2017

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On November 16, 2017 Alhambra High Earth Team met to find discuss solutions to the litter problem on Rumrill Blvd.  The team brainstormed ideas for outreach and determined that they should have some kind of brochure or flyer to pass out when they are conducting their assessments.  They considered the fact that they are often stopped by pedestrians who are curious about their work, and that having some material to pass out to supplement their conversation would be helpful in spreading the word about the litter problem in San Pablo.

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December 1, 2017

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On November 2, 2017 Alhambra High Earth Team returned to San Pablo to monitor litter on Rumrill Blvd.  The interns focused solely on cigarette butt litter, collecting over one thousand butts.  Cigarette butt litter is known to carry heavy metals.  Storm water washes cigarette litter in the storm drains which lead to the local creeks and make their way to the Bay.  Heavy metals are polluting our Bay and it is the mission of Alhambra Earth Team to reduce the negative impacts of cigarette butt litter.

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November 13, 2017

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On November 4, 2017 Alhambra’s Earth Team rallied up the troops early on a Saturday Morning (their homecoming) to come lend a helping hand to Richmond’s Earth Team at Wanlass Park.

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