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Green for Good

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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!

President's Environmental Youth Award

Your project--or one you are sponsoring--could be an award winner.! Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for the President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants from all 50 states as well as U.S. territories are eligible to compete for a regional certificate of special recognition and a national Presidential award.

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Challenges

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]

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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.

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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]

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RISE Challenge

The RISE Challenge is part classroom learning, part competition, and part summit, focused on natural hazards and student-led learning. The RISE Challenge engages students in the exploration of their communities to determine where they are vulnerable to natural disasters and tasks them with developing their own ideas for making their community more resilient. Through this initiative, we are developing engaged citizens by building their resilience toolbox when they are still young.

For more information click here, or attend one of our virtual sessions.

Patch Programs

Save Our Energy Patch
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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
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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]

Earth Defenders (Coming Soon)

Earth Defenders: coming in January 2021! Stay tuned for more details.  

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Additional Partners

Nature Cat
The Nature Conservancy

Green Badges and Journeys

Eco Badges:

It’s Your Planet Love It Journeys: 

Stay tuned for information on our Earth Day Celebration for 2021!

In case you missed it, check out these Earth Day 2020 activities. 

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.