Local Girl Scout Selected to Attend UNICEF Climate ForumFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2009
Contact: Nancy Wood, 202-274-3304, email@example.com
WASHINGTON-The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is pleased to announce the selection of local Girl Scout, Becca Arbacher, as one of four national delegates to attend the UNICEF Children's Climate Forum, November 28 - December 5 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Arbacher is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1515 and is a sophomore in the Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.
The UNICEF Children's Climate Forum is a new youth event linked to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to advance young people's understanding of global issues. It provides young people with a platform to discuss and advocate on climate change and the environment. A total of 180 students (ages 14 -17) from 57 countries were selected by UNICEF to attend.
"The environment is a critical issue that impacts all aspects of our lives. In order to do our best to protect it, we need to involve youth from around the world," said Becca Arbacher.
"We are happy to help Becca experience this leadership opportunity," said Lidia Soto-Harmon, Deputy Executive Director Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. "This is a wonderful example of how Girl Scouting can change a girl's life."
The Girl Scouts in the Greater Washington Region are at the forefront of environmental stewardship. The Council is piloting the Forever Green Community Action Project, which addresses a variety of environmental topics such as energy use, improving air quality and waste management or green space in local schools and community spaces.
For more information about local Girl Scout Forever Green Community Action Project initiatives, please visit our website www.gscnc.org/communityactionproject.html
About Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital (GSCNC) is a non-profit organization with over 90,000 members, including 63,000 girls in 4,900 troops throughout the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. With the help of more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers, the generosity of corporations and foundations, and our popular Girl Scout Cookie program, GSCNC helps girls from kindergarten to 12th grade become leaders through a wide range of fun and educational activities. GSCNC is headquartered in Washington DC, with offices in Frederick and Waldorf, Maryland; Lorton, Leesburg and Manassas, Virginia; and Martinsburg, West Virginia. To get involved, visit our website at http://www.gscnc.org/.