On February 8, 2018 Alhambra High Earth Team gathered back in the classroom to collaborate and set goals and actions for the months to come. The team has been tasked with raising awareness about the effects of litter in the Rumrill Blvd communities of Richmond and San Pablo, raising awareness about the effects of litter on their own campus, and reducing the amount litter found on Rumrill Blvd. To date Interns have removed 3,223 pieces of litter from three hotspots along Rumrill Blvd. They have a goal of 10,000 pieces by the end of the school year and are on track to accomplish this.
In regards to community and on campus outreach the interns spent hours brainstorming outputs and activities for the semester that could help them reach these outcomes. They are currently preparing for an upcoming community input event on February 24th and a large community Earth Day event on April 21st as means to spread the word about their project goals and gain local advice on “next steps” to take to shift social norms away from littering. The team also came up with several interactive events that could be done on campus to raise awareness including a litter scavenger hunt, campus chalk art and in class or in club presentations and collaboration.
Alhambra high never ceases to amaze when it comes to team work and planning and we are looking forward to a very productive and exciting semester.
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