Monday, March 15, 2010

Girl Scouts Turns Greener Leaf

Check out a fantastic article in USA Today about Girl Scouts Forever Green Community Action Project - aimed at engaging, educating, and empowering girls to take the lead in developing and implementing sustainable initiatives to decrease the environmental footprints of their schools and communities. The article pinpoints that Forever Green is a response to a 2008 survey, in which members of the Girls Scouts picked the environment as the most important issue for them. In it, GSUSA spokeswoman Michelle Tompkins eloquently states:
"We are where the girls are. Right now, environmental action is very important
to them. We allow them to lead us"
Forever Green, which began in 10 councils will expand nationwide in 2011.