Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How many Girl Scouts Does it Take to Change 63K Light Bulbs?

Today, The Washington Post is reporting that the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is challenging its 63,000 members, ages 5 to 17, to each replace one regular light bulb with an energy-saving bulb. On the cost efficiency of the bulbs, it is estimated that if every local Girl Scout replaced just one light bulb per home, collectively, those homes would save nearly $300,000 a year in energy costs. The environmental impact of energy-saving bulbs is already well known - government estimations state that if every home in America replaced just one incandescent bulb a year with an energy-saving variety, it would be like taking 800,000 cars off the road.

At the end of the article, Girl Scout Madison Harris says it best:
"I feel like I'm really saving the environment by just doing simple things".
Simple steps really can make big differences. What are some of the environmentally beneficial actions carried out by Girl Scouts in your communities? Let us know!