Did you know…
- Each person produces approximately 4.54 pounds of trash each day?*
- The average person uses 120 gallons of water per day?*
- The average person throws away 350 plastic grocery bags per year?*
To mark Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary and honor our founder Juliette Gordon Low, who loved nature and the out-of-doors, girls in Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council can engage in action projects that focus on improving the environment and the communities we live in. Here you’ll find resources to get the facts, find your passion, develop your project, and take action to make your home or community a greener place! Girls in Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council can choose from the following Forever Green initiatives:
Earth Hour: Save energy and reduce
your home’s electricity costs by replacing incandescent light bulbs with
more energy efficient bulbs. Participate in Earth Hour by turning off your lights to raise
awareness of the importance of energy conservation.
Reduce Waste: Help to reduce waste by switching to reusable water bottles and bags and inspiring others to do the same. You might get crafty and make a reusable bag from an old T-shirt, or purchase a Forever Green stainless steel water bottle or tote bag from your local Girl Scout Resource Store.
Rain Gardens: Increase green space and create habitats for wildlife while improving water quality by planting rain gardens at your homes and in your communities. Find ways to reduce the amount of water you use in your home every day. Learn more.
Take the Forever Green Pledge
Click below to visit GSUSA’s website and enter your online pledge to reduce waste, save water, and save energy. You can also download your own pledge card to fill out and carry with you as a reminder of all of the green things you’re going to do!
Mark Your Home as a GreenSpot!
Learn more about the Columbus Green Spot program. This website will give you helpful ideas for making your home and lifestyle more eco-friendly. You’ll find tips to conserve energy and water and to reduce, recycle, and reuse! When you’re ready, you can apply to designate your home (or business) as an official “GreenSpot.”
Play a Game to Learn About Being Green
Solve the Great Garbage Caper, test your Energy Know-How, and Reduce & Recycle while cleaning your room! Canada's EcoKids website is full of great online games and other activities to help you live green!