Operation Earth Action
For the 2012-2013 Girl Guide year, 90,000 Guiding Members across the country will join forces and take action to help improve our collective environment with our National Service Project Operation Earth Action. Service to our communities has always been an integral part of Girl Guiding, and GGC's National Service Project is a shared opportunity for girls to take real action on the issues that matter to them and make an impact in their communities and in our world.
Operation Earth Action challenges girls to become more environmentally aware and to take simple actions that collectively have a big impact. Activities include:
Plant a Tree supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - offers girls and young women a hands-on way to raise their awareness of environmental issues while supporting them to transform green spaces in their communities.
Be an energy detective supported by Sears Canada - girls and their families are encouraged to investigate ways to make their homes and lives more energy efficient
Map your meal supported by Sobeys Inc. - examines the impact of our food choices and explores the importance of eating locally grown and raised food when possible
Create your own beauty and cleaning products - hands-on activity that looks at chemical-free alternatives to everyday products that girls can create themselves
Pledge to use reusable bags supported by Loblaw Companies Limited - girls and Units will use their crafting skills to "upcycle" their own reusable bags out of old t-shirts - maybe even an old Girl Guide uniform t-shirt or a favourite that they have grown out of as a step to help reduce waste.
Pledge to use reusable water bottles - girls and Units are encouraged to think about all the one-use drink bottles they use and pledge to instead use a reusable bottle whenever possible
The Operation Earth Action website launches in October 2012 and Girl Guides is keeping an online tally of every Earth action Members take across the country at nationalserviceproject.ca.
Contact for media: Alicia Richler, Sears Canada, Corporate Communications, 416-941-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org