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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.

References

  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

-Welcome-
-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.


Advisors:
Ms. Borzilleri
Mrs. Takach

Projects



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!