Time needed: Two hours or more
Setup: Read news about the environment. This can be environmental newsletters, blogs, or websites. Also, check local news websites for articles about environmental issues in your area. Choose one issue you want to advocate for.
Activity: Start by researching environmental issues online, in newspapers, or from a book from your local library. You could also scroll through “Environmental Topics” on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website to read about issues such as climate change, deforestation, and water pollution.
Consider doing a web search for an "Index of Conservation Articles" to find out what resonates most with you and your community.
Once you find a compelling topic, determine two ways you can advocate for it. Contact an elected official and share your concern, create an informational video about your topic, and share it with friends and family (or write to your local newspaper).
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.