In July, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta packed their bags and were ready to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. They were looking forward to exploring the world making it a better place -- and they did.
As part of a "twinning" project through the Alcoa Foundation, Girl Scouts traveled to the British countryside to experience cultural and political differences in environmental awareness between Girl Scouts and their sister Girl Guides.
In an initiative that embodies the environmental mantra Think Global, Act Local, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will continue to travel in August to meet their "twins" and see first hand the environmental and societal challenges faced by their "twin" group. By creating partnerships to reduce waste, conserve energy, and plan rain gardens, they are planning Take Action projects as part of the Together Greening program.
This collaboration between Girl Scouts of the USA and the Alcoa Foundation will allow nearly 700 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, from 12 countries within the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the opportunity to make an impact on sustaining the environment.
To see all the exciting things our Girl Scouts experienced on this adventure, visit their blog at http://gsgatlforevergreen.blogspot.com
Want to get involved? In August, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will host our sister Girl Guides for a week. Support this cause and join us for Forever Green Action Day.