Time needed: 20 minutes
Earth is our home. You can protect it by throwing away less trash and finding new ways to save natural resources. If we all work together, we can take care of our planet!
One way you can throw away less trash is by composting. Compost is made from mixing decomposing food and plant waste with soil. Things like fallen leaves, sticks, fruit and vegetable peels, and eggshells are all examples of compostable materials. Compost gives the soil more nutrients and helps plants grow stronger.
Go online with an adult or talk to a gardener, farmer, or other soil expert to find out what other materials you can add to your compost. How can you start composting at home if you don’t already? After doing your research, search around your home and out in nature for things you can use in your compost. Be sure to ask an adult for permission before going outside.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.
Adapted from Step 1 of the Daisy Use Resources Wisely petal badge. Purchase The Daisy Girl Scout Handbook to complete all requirements needed to earn the petal badge.