Did you know?

  • 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper.

  • Aluminum can be recycled continuously, as in forever.

  • American companies alone use enough Paper to encircle the Earth 3x! (It’s a good thing that businesses are moving towards going paperless)

  • We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone.

  • When you throw plastic bags and other plastic materials in the ocean, it kills as many as 1 million sea creatures annually.

  • A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.

  • Only 1% of our planet’s water supply can be used. 97% is ocean water and 2% is frozen solid in the Arctic, for now.

  • Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute.

  • The world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old.

  • Landfills are composed of 35% packaging materials.


  1. Salisbury University: Fun Environmental Facts!
  2. Earth Echo: Some interesting facts about the environment
  3. Huffington Post: 13 Awe-Inspiring Facts About The Environment

-F.E.S. Environmental Club-

The Franklin School Environmental Club is comprised of motivated 5th and 6th grade students dedicated to transforming our school into a green community.  The Environmental Club ultimately strives to educate students on ways to improve their quality of life while preserving the planet.

Ms. Borzilleri
Mrs. Takach


Help Wanted

Depending on the season, we would welcome donations of gardening supplies, annuals, perennials, bulbs...etc.

Help your child pack a waste-free lunch!