Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA ready for zip lining at Council event near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.CapiTalk News
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Together Greening Project

Learn about Plastic Waste Challenge  

Plastic Waste Challenge

In 2012, 15,038 plastic items (bottles and bags) were saved from going to the landfill during Girl Scouts Forever Green Plastic Waste Challenge. Over 160 Girl Scouts participated.

During the next few weekends, teen Girl Scouts that are part of the Together Greening Project will execute their action project based on reducing waste. They are collecting plastic bags and will give you a recyclable one in return when you visit the booth.

Distributing Bags

The girls are part of a global effort to make environmental change with USA Girl Scouts Overseas in China and have been working together in different initiatives all made possible by the generosity of the Alcoa Foundation’s environment theme to reduce, recycle, and replenish.

The girls are challenging every girl in every troop in the entire council to make the switch to reusable grocery bags and track how many times from February 1st through February 28th they have used their bag.

At the end of the month Girl Scouts will be able to submit their totals through an online survey where we will be able to track how many plastic bags and bottles didn’t end up in the garbage!

Recycle

View our Plastic Waste Challenge at: http://www.gscnc.org/files/pdf/program/Plastic_Waste_Chart.pdf   

**This survey will be open for reporting, but we encourage Girl Scouts to wait until until March 1, 2013 to enter their totals so they include the entire month of February**

The reusable bags have been donated by MOM’s Organic Market.

Posted: Jan 21, 2013

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