Mid-march, Richmond High Earth Team interns joined forces with all other Earth Team schools in our annual Litter March in East Oakland! The day started out with a motivational speech and instructions from the LPS Oakland interns, who were the lead team for this event. After this, everyone marched around the neighborhood together, cleaned up their path, and tried to make connections with the community. After the march was over, everyone celebrated with lunch as Jennifer Stern from the City of Oakland spoke on what the city is doing to address the issues of waste disposal.
The litter march has two main purposes. The first is obvious – to clean up litter off the streets! With an attendance of over 100 people, there were plenty of people to help pick up trash. Volunteers and interns worked together to remove the litter and also log its type and location in an app called the Marine Debris Tracker. (Check out our website zerolitter.org to view...Read more