Kennedy High School

December 11, 2018

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The latter half of November provided some much needed precipitation in the East Bay; the horrendous air quality has plagued the residents for quite some time now. Ironically, Kennedy interns were pouring with knowledge on air quality after having spent a full meeting in dialogue with 2 guest speakers, Michael Kent of Contra Costa Health Services and Luz Gomez of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), respectively.

Michael Kent was first to speak, and, by measuring the looks of engaged faces during their discussion, there’s no doubt that they gained a...

December 10, 2018

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Kennedy and Richmond high school Earth Team are like postmen in a sense: neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night (except maybe that) stays these interns from the swift completion of their appointed litter assessments. The Saturday of December 1st provided very little sun, but that didn’t deter the intern’s passion to clean up their community.

And speaking of community, fellow interns at Richmond High School stopped by to provide some helping hands for the effort! The morning started holier than most; interns met at Mac Arthur Community Baptist Church,...

December 3, 2018

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“At long last…a day where we can get outside of the classroom and pick up some litter”, is what was going through many Kennedy H.S. interns minds as their coordinator called for an Uber to send them to the battlefield…Rumrill Blvd. & San Pablo Ave.

For weeks these intrepid interns have been sent by Earth Team to confront the EPA’s public enemy #1 – yellowed Pizza Hut receipts, Cheetos bags, and cigarette butts, but Rumrill proved to be too much for 3 interns on a make-up meeting. This required the full Kennedy Earth...

June 12, 2018

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The year has come to an end! This semester LPS Richmond Earth Team met 21 times, completing about 55 hours of education and training, including 9 field visits! Interns blew up 100 balloons, and sewed a map!

The highlights of this semester were the YES Conference, Tree planting at Wanlass Park, and attending an Environmental Youth Forum.

YES Conference – Students were able to engage with...