Are you working on an It’s Your Planet, Love It! Journey? Here are some ways to connect Girl Scouts Forever Green with your journey:
Girl Scout Brownies: Brownies can make Reduce Plastic Waste a focus of their WOW! Wonders of Water Journey, by ending the use of plastic water bottles. See pages 56–59 of the girls' book. Read about art made with plastic water bottles (page 71 of the girls’ book), and have the girls make their own!
Girl Scout Juniors: See the "Paper or Plastic" timeline starting on page 26 of the girls' GET MOVING book, and the "Waste, Energy, and Wasted Energy" section starting on page 27. Girls can also "crochet" a reusable bag from plastic grocery bags after being inspired by the profile of "Recycle Cindy" on page 41 of the girls' book, or make one out of other material- you could reuse an old t-shirt!
Girl Scout Cadettes: As part of the BREATHE journey can participate in the permanent paper reduction on page 63 of the girls’ book. Weigh paper used in your school and make and implement a plan to reduce waste! Also, check out the trash bag kits on page 101 of the girls’ book. Girls can make these and use them to spread awareness to reduce disposable plastic bag waste.
Girl Scout Ambassadors: As part of the JUSTICE journey, girls can choose to "Do the Math" (Step Two toward the Sage award) on water bottles or bags for one of their personal commitments to environmental justice. The "Do the Math" section of the journey begins on page 44 of the JUSTICE girls' book. There is more information specific to plastic water bottles on pages 58-62 in the girls’ book.