Girl Scouts of the USA Partnership Encourages Environmental Education, Conservation
Girl Scouts Forever Green is the signature 100th year anniversary action project for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Girl Scouts is harnessing its members’ passion for preserving natural resources by engaging in this global community action project, focused on making a significant impact on the environment.
In 2013, Girl Scouts will take action on three main projects: Reduce Waste, Save Energy~Earth Hour and Rain Gardens. Throughout the year Girl Scouts across the globe will also identify and lead service projects and events focused on the environmental priorities in their local communities.
Since its launch, they've engaged 99,183 people globally in Girl Scouts Forever Green projects, and 37,667 people worldwide have taken the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge.
35,188 people committed to participate in the Save Energy project and 134,109 ENERGY STAR light bulbs installed Their national effort saved more than 50 million kWh of energy saved and 77 million pounds of CO2 eliminated equivalent to the CO sequestration from planting 7,518 acres of trees per year or the CO emissions from 6,919 cars removed from the road.
In total, 35,170 people have committed to participate in Earth Hour since 2012. Events for Earth Hour 2013 include uniting with hundreds of millions of people around the world as they turn off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts will go “beyond the hour” by engaging their families, friends, and community affiliates in making small changes that have big results when it comes to lowering CO2 footprints and saving energy and money. They'll do this by replacing incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR® qualified, or other energy-efficient light bulbs during the entire month of March.
Girl Scouts will also take the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge at girlscouts.org and challenge their friends around the world to do the same, stating their year-long commitment to changing behaviours that protect our planet.