Pinole Valley High School

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...

January 20, 2017

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PVHS Earth Team is working hard to collect enough funds from their community in order to purchase an ashtray for Pinole Creek. Littering cigarette butts has been a notable environmental issue not just at Pinole Creek but all over. It takes cigarettes 10 years to decompose and with the vast amount being littered constantly, our environment is being threatened.

PVHS interns are concerned now...

November 10, 2016

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Intern, Angeline Cayanan, and a beautiful Redwood.

Pinole Valley High Earth Team spent this week learning about environmental monitoring and its importance. Environmental monitoring can be defined as the systematic collection of data from air, water, soil, plants, and animals, in order to observe, study, and obtain knowledge from the process. This process is used by scientists in many different fields and is an aid in detecting negative environmental stressors and implementing the appropriate management plan. PVHS Earth Team interns will begin monthly vegetation surveys of a 1000 ft area along Pinole...

November 4, 2016

Video courtesy of: http://www.cccleanwater.org/

Pinole Valley High EarthTeam interns have conducted their 2nd litter assessment of Pinole Creek and Pinole Valley High this week. Litter is a major environmental issue worldwide. 70% of marine debris litter is land based and travels down storm drains, through creeks, and streams, and eventually to your beautiful SF Bay. From there litter floats into the Pacific Coast and onward. The most common type of litter is cigarette butts, and plastic. EarthTeam discovered this firsthand. Plastics and cigarette butts made the majority of the litter removed along Pinole Creek....