Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle (1) What a fun time! We made pencil cases, bookmarks and book covers for their notebooks out of girl scout cookie boxes!! Everyone had a smashing good time. (2) We are working on a "Going Green" project this month. Remember to keep track of every time you use your water bottle! I'll get your totals for reusing bottles and bags at next troop meeting. Project: We want to reduce the amount of plastic finding it's way into our landfill. According to various research (Clean Air Council and recycling Revolution), recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator. It has been estimated that recycling, re-use, and composting create six to ten times as many jobs as waste incineration and landfills so each person in our troop commits to using a reusable bottle/cup for the month of March to make a difference. We will also invite at least one other person (friend, family, neighbor, etc.) to do the same. Each time a bottle/cup is reused we will track it. This will reduce the amount of plastic being thrown away. Also, each family in the troop will commit to reuse plastic bags they already have while delivering Girl Scout cookies (if needed). In addition, we will keep track each time a reusable bag is used during the month (3) We had our Awards Ceremony. Way to go girls! Everyone is doing a wonderful job of learning and trying new things. Remember that the fun badges go on the BACK of your vest/sash.