Alhambra High School

February 9, 2018


***Student Blog***

“I’ve learned a lot about how much trash actually affects our earth and a lot more about cigarette butts. People might know that they pollute water and the earth, but I never knew they add chemicals and other toxins that can leech out into the water.  I never realized how many were being littered either.

I wasn’t expecting to get so in to this internship.  Once I really started getting involved and learning things I actually love our litter weekly meetings and our monthly events, it’s so much fun.

My favorite...

February 2, 2018


On January 11, 2018 Earth Team Program Associate Joelle Alley traveled to Alhambra Hight to present to the Earth Team about the research she had collected regarding the effects of cigarette waste on aquatic environments.  Based off this research Earth Team staff developed an easy to use calculator that simulates the amounts of the top ten heavy metals found in cigarette waste for a specific number of cigarette butts.

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Earth Team interns will use this tool to calculate the amount of...

December 13, 2017


***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....

December 1, 2017


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...