On Saturday the 23rd, Interns at Antioch High School hosted a community Eco Fair to celebrate Earth Day. Interns began the day by walking together around their school and neighborhood picking up litter on the sidewalks and streets. A significant amount of trash was collected – including large items such as a shopping cart and mattress. Next they traveled over to Contra Loma Regional Park, set up a EarthTeam booth, and engaged with community members with games to teach about properly sorting household waste products. The event activities in the park ended with a BBQ provided by Antioch High School Key Club.
“I’m so glad friends/families actually got up early in the morning, taking time out of their day to come help clean up the community around us. It make me so happy knowing I could actually make a big difference just by a simple litter pick, which is something I really love to do.” – Tatiana Mendez
“I think it’s important to engage in things like this that help to better the community. We were able to make it fun by playing music and racing to pick up the most trash (me and Cassie won by the way).” – MacKenzie O’Brien
“Overall it was a very successful day and we all felt proud of all the trash we picked up and how we together as a team.” – Jasmin Zermeno