Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Sixteen Girl Scout Brownies through Cadettes in Troop 40025 took old Girl Scout t-shirts from previous years and turned them into reusable bags. They used them to carry books and gym clothes back and forth to school. Skye, Mercedes, Kydie, Alexis and Mariah proudly share their t-shirt bags.
Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas
Troop 133 gave away 30 bags for people to reuse, recycled 150 cans, and participated at the City Commissioner’s Meeting on March 6, 2012 where girls gave a presentation pertaining to a proposed banning of plastic bags in the city. They had a follow-up visit and dropped off a letter to the mayor of the city on March 12, 2012.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Cheyenne’s troop donated the money from their recycling efforts to their Girl Scout council to support any girl who might like to join but had little resources to do so.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas – Taiwan
Girl Scout Brownies from Troop 02 invited others to use reusable water bottles and save our planet as they completed the Journey, Wonders of Water. Watch their video.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas - Uzbekistan
Girl Scout Juniors from Tashkent International School are dedicated to helping their fellow students think about energy conservation and recycling. When they found out the school did not have separate boxes for paper recycling, they set to work getting permission of their director and principal and then created enough boxes for all the teachers who requested them.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Karishma Shah is taking the Girl Scouts Forever Green—Reduce Waste project to another level. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Paper,” Shah’s goal is to minimize waste and global warming through reducing, reusing, and recycling paper. One component of her project is conducting an educational paper-making workshop and pamphlet (PDF) to discuss the methods to reuse paper, why it is important to recycle paper, the types of paper that can be recycled and where, how the paper is recycled, and for what the paper is used. Another component is community advocacy and action, which involves working with public officials to expand recycling of paper in her town.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Brownie Troop 41046 in Westchester, Pa. had an interest in WOW! Wonders of Water, It's Your Planet — Love It! Brownie Leadership Journey. They learned about water and prepared to carry out their SAVE project, and then made a plan to educate more people to protect water. What started as a troop project to conserve water, grew to inspire their classroom to switch to the use of reusable bottles. Their efforts rippled to the entire school and then their school district and ended as an environmental take action project involving many people committed to take action.