Green for Good Expo | May 8, 2021
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Although we cannot celebrate Green for Good in person, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate virtually and go Green for Good at home!

In honor of Green for Good week, check out these patches and challenges, and go on a virtual tour of some of our G4G partners!

Patches include: Save Our Energy, Barilla Good for You, Good for the Planet, Nature Cat

Challenges: Green for Good Energy Challenge, Green for Good Food Waste Challenge

Virtual Tours: Shedd Aquarium and Indiana Dunes State Park Tour

Green For Good Week

Dates: May 9-15

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Join us as we explore creative ways to protect the environment and conserve resources from the comfort of our own home.  Through challenges, virtual tours, and at home projects, we can all help the environment one home at a time.


Build Your Own Pollinator Habitat+Meet the Bees!

Presenter: University of Illinois Extension
Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Grades: All Ages Welcome

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Be Welland Do Good
Be Well and Do Good: The Silver Lining to COVID-19

Presenter: Corinna & Ashley
Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 4-4:45 p.m.
Grades: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors

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Green for Good Challenge

Step up and take on the Go Green for Good & Save Our Energy two-patch challenge! Complete the activities with your troop to celebrate Earth Day 2020 and earn the Green for Good and Save Our Energy patches. Make sure to share your progress with us on Instagram @girlscoutsgcnwi!

Green for Good  & Save Our Enery Activity Sheet [Download PDF]

Purchase Green for Good Patch »

Purchase Save our Energy Patch »

Go Green 4 Good Mini Patches

Collect these fun mini patches when you help the environment from home.

Earn mini patches when you build your own pollinator habitat or learn how to recycle and more! There are nine mini patches to choose from – or collect all nine for a special price of $4!

Take action by changing habits at home, in your community and in the world.

Purchase Go Green 4 Good Mini Patchs »

Food Waste Challenge with Seven Generations Ahead

In this activity, you will learn about the problem of food waste, conduct a food waste audit in your own home, and learn about ways to reduce food waste. This activity is for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 4-12) and may be used to earn the Planet Saver patch.

Food Waste Activity Guide [Download PDF]

Purchase Planet Saver Patch »

Patch Programs

Save Our Energy Patch

When each of us does our part to save electricity and water at home, together we can make a difference in reducing our carbon footprint! To earn this Save Our Energy action patch, you will complete several activities that focus on what actions you can take individually to slow climate change.

Save Our Energy Acivity Guide [Download PDF]

Purchase Save Our Enery Patch »

Nature Cat Explorer Patch
Nature Cat Patch

Are you curious and excited to get outdoors and have some fun? Team up with Nature Cat and his pals, as seen on the television program on WTTW Kids, earn the free Girl Scout GCNWI Nature Cat Explorer patch!


Barilla Good for You, Good for the Planet patch

Have you ever wondered exactly where your food comes from or who are the people that help get it to your table? Through the Barilla Good for You, Good for the Planet patch program you will be guided through activities to answer these questions! By the end of the program, you will understand how food impacts your life more than just nutrition.

Barilla Girl Scout Food Camp Guide [Download PDF]


Virtual tours of select partners: 

What else is going on…

Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventure Panel

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.
Grades: K-12

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Older Girl Virtual Hangout
Older Girl Hangout

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.
Grades:  9-12

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Green For Good Expo 2021

May 8, 2021 | Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

In an abundance of caution we have decided to reschedule Green for Good for one year to May 8, 2021. Ticket sales are closed. We plan to open registration later this year.

We are working with Eventbrite to refund already purchased tickets as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience.

Green for Good is no ordinary expo! It’s a life-changing, family-friendly experience to spark innovation, creativity, advocacy, and action to make the world a better place.

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Green for Good is open to everyone whether you're a Girl Scout or not!

At Green for Good you will get to:

  • Learn to lead on environmental issues and protecting our natural resources;
  • Discover actionable ways to change habits at home, in your community, and in the world;
  • Cultivate new ideas through hands-on, interactive activities;
  • Dialogue with brands, nonprofits and industry leaders in our expansive exhibit hall

Why Green for Good?

It’s in Girl Scouts’ DNA. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was a famous lover of nature. Today, Girl Scouts honors her legacy by promoting respect and love of the great outdoors far and wide.

Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to value the Earth as their home and are inspired to develop a lasting commitment to the environment through care, conservation, and responsibility.