Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Twist on Recycling

Girl Scouts Lauren Covert and Michala Jarvis of Troop 30676 recently earned their Silver Awards with their Take Action project “A Twist on Recycling.” After discovering that plastic lids, such as those from water bottles or peanut butter jars, were not recyclable or biodegradable, they decided they had to do something to keep them from filling up our landfills.

Determined to help the environment, Lauren and Michala worked hard to collect a variety of lids throughout their community. Then using a portion of their cookie earnings, they created a beautiful mural that is now on display in the children’s section of their local library. The girls also used this mural to teach children about the importance of recycling and leaving behind a smaller footprint.