Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Junior troop 6788 recorded an energy newscast for their Innovate award to inspire and educate others about energy issues while they completed the Get Moving! Journey. Watch their video.
Girl Scouts of Alaska
The State of Alaska set a goal of achieving a 15% increase in energy efficiency per capita by 2020. This effort is especially important in Sitka because the demand for electricity exceeds supply and the community has set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to help Sitkans take steps to reduce their energy use and save money on energy costs, Sitka Girl Scout Troop 4140 teamed up with the Sitka Conservation Society, the City of Sitka Electric Department, and local contractor Marcel LaPerriere to create a "how-to" video as part of a series on home weatherization. View Troop 4140’s video, developed as part of their Get Moving! Journey project, as they demonstrate the proper techniques for caulking your home.
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Earth Hour events were held in two sites with their community partners. The goal was to teach girls ways to save energy through fun, hands-on activities. With a generous donation and support from Colorado’s Wal-Mart Foundation, they were able to give each participant a reusable bag, a CFL bulb, and free booth space to their 35 community vendors at each site. Girls learned about composting, solar power for their homes, local animal habitats local farming and a variety of other resources to make their everyday lives green. They also did a CFL exchange, trading in 250 bulbs and an electronic recycling drive that collected 551 lbs of recycled materials.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Julie’s troop 7684, with 12 girls, hosted a flashlight meeting for Earth Hour. They invited friends and family to join them at their meeting. They took a walk in the park, shut down all unnecessary electrical devices, and shared with one another what they did to recycle and reduce energy and water use. They used activities from the Get Moving! Journey. They also recycled over 3,600 aluminum cans for Reduce Waste.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas – Samoa
Fifth grader Meghan joined Girl Scouts to be a participant in Girl Scouts Forever Green. With 100 new sister Girl Scouts they all exchanged 132 light bulbs to save energy and protect our environment.
Girl Scouts of the USA
GSUSA made Earth Hour last the entire month of March by instituting “Earth Hour Fridays.” This constituted an hour of energy curtailment during the workday. All staff were asked to participate in Earth Hour at home with their family and friends on Saturday, March 31. GSUSA worked with the building management company in the headquarters office in New York City to encourage all tenants to participate in Earth Hour and reduce energy consumption. Staff also took the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge and displayed their commitments in the cafeteria.