Braintree Students Strive For Sustainability With Tree Project

Earth Day, planting the trees

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BRAINTREE (WBZNewsRadio) - Members of the Braintree High School Environmental Club are aiming to offset the 4 million sheets of paper their school uses every year by planting 400 saplings around town.

It's the club's first major project in two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. The students are selling three types of trees, American sycamores, red maples and Eastern redbuds, that can be purchased for just $5 each.

"So many generations have said it will be an issue for our grandchildren's grandchildren, but I feel like the consequences are now." One student told WBZ's Chris Fama.

The group also said the trees will have other benefits like absorbing carbon dioxide, providing habitats for animals, and make the general community more beautiful.

If you're interested in purchasing a tree, you can email the club's faculty advisor, Molly FitzGerald at

WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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