Richmond Watershed Rangers Help Reduce Plastic Pollution

“Why do people litter so much!” exclaimed Adham, a fourth grade student at Ford Elementary School in Richmond, as he extracted an Oreo wrapper and a plastic Coca-Cola bottle cap from a shrub growing near Wildcat Creek. The problem of plastic trash pollution in our neighborhoods, creek waterways, the bay, and the ocean is growing, and KIDS for the BAY Environmentalists are taking action! 

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Small Acts, Big Impacts: KIDS for the BAY Students Help Take on Big Plastic 

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is excited to be a bigger part of the solution to reducing plastic pollution and microplastics in 2024. Our young Environmentalists have recorded the types and amounts of plastic pollution collected in school neighborhood, creek, bay and ocean cleanups for many years. Now we’re going a step further by tracking the brands of plastic trash they collect, as part of a Plastic Pollution Audit based on the Break Free From Plastic Guidelines. By sharing our students’ data with Earth Island Institute, our fiscal sponsor, we are helping to bring the first major lawsuit of its kind against the biggest plastic polluting corporations.

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Dedicated Teachers Inspire San Pablo Students to Clean Up Wildcat Creek 

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) celebrated the 29th annual Wildcat Creek Cleanup event on October 14, 2023 in collaboration with the City of San Pablo and local schools.The cleanup inspired a turnout of more than 30 volunteers, including three teachers from Dover Elementary School, whose enthusiasm for the cleanup helped inspire their students to take action.This event helped our young Environmentalists, teachers and parents alike recognize the importance of caring for their local greenspaces and their potential to make an impact!

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