Dear EarthTalk: What is the U.S. military doing to reduce its carbon footprint and generally green its operations? — Anthony Gomez, New York, NY

Fireman Visits Franklin Students

RAHWAY — The pre-kindergarten students in Kathleen Harris’ class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway enjoyed interacting with a fireman dressed in full firefighting gear during a recent visit. The children learned about fire prevention and safety during Fire Safety Month.

More Than Meets The Eye

CLARK — Mrs. Halleck’s fourth grade science students from St. John the Apostle School in Clark are seen working on a project using their eyes, a magnifying glass, and a microscope.

Benedictine Academy Students Join Honor Society

ELIZABETH — Three members of the Class of 2011 at Benedictine Academy, Emilie Burke of Colonia (far left), and, Megan Hely of Union and Chelsea Odufu of Newark (second and third from right, respectively), were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter on Oct. 25.

Yllanes Reports For Duty

MAYPORT, Fla. — Navy Chief Petty Officer Javier Yllanes, son of Corina and Javier M. Yllanes of Perth Amboy, recently reported for duty aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Roosevelt, homeported in Mayport, Fla.