~Republished from EarthTeam ~
Oakland High School's EcoMatic interns are the EarthTeam Students of the Month for May 2014. What started as a simple gathering of students interested in helping green Oakland High's campus this past Winter blossomed into much more. EarthTeam interns at Oakland High named themselves "Ecomatic" as a nod to their goal of making ecological thinking automatic among their peers. They quickly got to work collaborating with neighboring EarthTeam student interns at Castlemont high to learn more about their waste system and how to best make changes on campus to influence student behavior and culture.
They went on field trips to the landfill to learn more about the larger systems in which they and their schools work within as well as a trip to Cal Berkeley's dining hall to see how food waste is dealt with on a large UC campus, all the while expanding their ideas to bring back to their campus. Finally, interns headed to the LEAF conference in May to participate in a variety of workshops and link up with other student leaders from throughout the county around sustainability efforts.
We are proud of the Oakland High Ecomatic and look forward to working with you all again next year!
For more photos of the EcoMatic check out Oakland High School's EarthTeam Instagram account @EarthTeamOaklandHS