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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Spreads the Go Green Message for Earth Day

March 19, 2010

Hundreds of Girl Scouts will celebrate Earth Day at the Trumbull Mall

March 19, 2010 - On Saturday, April 24, hundreds of Girl Scouts will celebrate Earth Day at the Westfield Trumbull Mall educating the public on the importance of taking care of our planet. From 10 am until 3 pm, Girl Scouts from around the state will be facilitating a variety of environmentally-friendly activities for the public.

Participants will learn how to make their own Earth-friendly cleaners, calculate how far their food travels before it gets to their sandwich, make use of their empty Girl Scout Cookie box by turning it into a bank, ride a stationary bike to see how much pedal power it takes to light a light bulb, and help build a junk mail tree to highlight the importance of reducing junk mail.

"Girl Scouts of Connecticut is at the forefront of environmental sustainability and wants to educate the public about how individuals can help save our planet," said Debbie Braun, Program Specialist for Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

The Girl Scout Law encourages Girl Scouts to use resources wisely and Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut have been working hard to help the environment in their own neighborhoods. They are effecting change through the use of new recycle bins, reusable lunch trays, and a statewide sneaker recycling program. Through their chosen projects, the girls take action as resourceful problem solvers, advocate for themselves and others, and educate and inspire others in ways that aim for sustainable change.

More than 44,000 girls in Connecticut today are building courage, confidence, and character through Girl Scouts. Through the exemplary Girl Scout program girls discover their strengths, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better (and greener) place.

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