Interns go Door-To-Door to educating their Community!

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This past weekend, interns braved the cold, rainy weather and partnered up with Oakland Recycles to educate their local community about composting. Oakland’s new waste management initiative starting back in July, where multi-family dwelling homes, known commonly as apartments, were provided a green cart for collecting their food waste and yard trimmings.

With the infrastructure in place, Oakland Recycles has been working hard to spread awareness about the benefits of composting, they are even providing free Compost Bins included informative/how-to brochures and flyers inside!

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So what do the interns have to do with it? 

Well, ET Interns were the voice for this weekends outing, knocking on over 65 doors reaching a total of 18 locations. Interns were trained on how to communicate about the benefits of composting, and how to incentivize the practice to the public. Interns handed out a total of 46 free composting bins, and recorded a total of 48 pledges from community members committing to join their neighbors and friends and compost at home!

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We are very proud of our interns for working hard and letting their passions show even in some gloomy weather. It was great to practice how to communicate about the components of the 3-Bin System as we prepare to start educating Oakland Tech about the 3-Bin system next week!

If you have any questions about your waste system, or would like to know more about the composting program, please visit

Special thank you to Laura McKaughan and Jessica Robinson, Co-Project Leads with Envirolutions, for making this day possible for our interns!  We look forward to working with you in the future!




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