In 2012, Girl Scouts will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. To mark this milestone and to honor founder Juliette Gordon Low, who loved nature and the outdoors, Girl Scouts of all ages, volunteers, and alumnae are engaging in Girl Scouts Forever Green. This nationwide, take-action project offers a meaningful leadership experience that makes a huge positive impact on the environment and increases the visibility of Girl Scouts in every community.
If you want to get involved, email us at ForeverGreen@girlscoutsdiamonds.org.
Girl Scouts are at the forefront of environmental sustainability, leading their families, schools, and communities in protecting natural resources.
Girl Scout Councils select one or more of the following projects to implement council-wide:
Description: Use reusable water bottles and bags
- Girl Scouts Forever Green - Reduce Plastic Waste
- Girl Scouts Forever Green - Earth Hour
Description: Install Energy Star qualified light bulbs in homes, schools, and businesses; participate in Earth Hour by turning off lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March
- Girl Scouts Forever Green - Rain Gardens
Description: Plant and maintain rain gardens at schools, homes and other sites
Girl Scouts and the community at large are invited to take the online Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge. Those who make the pledge commit to a year of taking daily actions to protect the environment.
The It's Your Planet - Love It! journey series is integrated into Girl Scouts Forever Green. The project is the perfect way for girls at all grade levels to discover what is meaningful to them and realize their own values related to the environment and what they can do to protect it. When Girl Scouts team together to implement Girl Scouts Forever Green in their schools and communities, they connect with others. Annually, during the months of February - April, Girl Scouts take action and inspire others to join the effort.
Participation in Girl Scouts Forever Green will be recorded, and the environmental impact will be measured. Participants will be asked to enter specific data about their projects on the Girl Scouts Forever Green website. In order to sustain Girl Scouts - Diamonds commitment to take daily action, participants will be asked to make online pledges to save natural resources throughout the year.