Friday, May 27, 2011

Forever Green Beats in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Patriot-News reports that thirteen hundred girls, along with supporters and adult volunteers from the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, converged recently to kick off their Forever Green initiative, which aims to raise awareness of and make a positive difference in the environment.

After the opening rally, the girls split into groups to participate in workshops on recycling, composting and conservation, including a grow-your-own pizza herb garden event hosted by Home Depot that included a lecture on green chlorophyll and photosynthesis along with the chance to plant seeds.

According to Jane Ransom, CEO of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Forever Green will include projects such as developing a Lancaster area biking trail with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; facilitating the collection of 10,000 pounds of recyclable plastics; distributing reusable shopping bags; as well as Susan Corbett, First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, championing the formation of an honorary troop of women legislators.