Friday, January 4, 2013

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Reduces Negative Environmental Impact

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) reports the year-long campaign in 2012 to reduce plastic waste and save energy a success. Girl Scouts, and the communities within the 36 counties served by GSNCA, had the following environmental and financial impact:

  • 443,811 kWh of energy saved
  • 832,730 pounds of CO2 eliminated
  • 46,949 pounds of waste eliminated
  • $39,374 saved on home energy bills 

In an effort to track the Forever Green projects’ effectiveness, those participating in the council’s call to action in late 2011 could input the amount of water bottles they reused, reusable bags used, cans recycled and the amount of energy-saving light bulbs used.
The total impact of CO2 eliminated translates into roughly the equivalent of 74 cars being removed from the road. 
“We’re pleased that we started many people down the Forever Green path,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer for GSNCA. “We hope that our project paves the way for Girl Scouts, as well as our communities, to be Forever Green as we launch the second century of Girl Scouting.”
About Girl Scouts Forever Green
In 2012, Girl Scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to honor founder Juliette Gordon Low, who loved nature and the outdoors, Girl Scouts of all ages, volunteers and alumnae are engaging in Girl Scouts Forever Green. This nationwide, take-action project offers a meaningful leadership experience that makes a positive impact on the environment. Visit for more information.