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 to advocate for and educate our local communities on environmental issues; by having them engage in activities such as the Litter March, the EarthTeam interns and other people within the community were left with lasting impressions that will encourage them to make better choices about disposing their trash.
Written by: Leilani LaBrie and Julie Vu
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Alameda Earth Team is hosting a tree planting event at Washington Park from 10am-3pm. This event is tied into the Alameda Park Districts Earth Day events. Through Earth Teams involvement in the Alameda Park Districts activities we hope to showcase Earth Teams platform to the community and especially younger children who in the future, hopefully seek opportunities to help the environment. Earth Team interns will aid the volunteers through the entire process of tree planting. Earth Team members received training from the East Bay Regional Park Service in proper tree planting technique, and will teach their learned skills to the volunteers. This event enables Earth Team members to hone their skills and teach valuable environmental skills to the Alameda community. Earth Day and Arbor Day both were creating for fostering appreciation of our environment and planet. Through this event we hope to do just that. Please join us if you would like to make a difference!
Alameda Earth Team will be hosting Restoration Olympics at Oyster Bay on Arbor Day April 29th from 9am-12:30pm. Alameda Earth Team will be hosting friendly restoration competitions between volunteers for prizes. We aim to collectively improve our skills at restoration work and continue to restore the Oyster Bay Shoreline. Alameda Earth Team is looking forward to bonding with other schools Earth Team interns that may attend. We hope to see a positive change in the restoration of Oyster Bay and in Alameda Earth Team’s relationships with other Earth Team groups. The Restoration Olympics will be a fun and beneficial event for the interns and will help them improve their restoration skills. If you would like to join us and to help restore Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline in a fun and exciting way please register at :
EventBrite Oyster Bay Restoration Olympics
Written by: Samantha Starr