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Girl Scouts leaders have been invited to participate in free environmental education workshops  offered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  These workshops are for "formal and informal teachers" and, as troop leaders, you KNOW that's what we are!

The workshops will be held in Spanish Fort, Alabama at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center on October 13, 19, and Nov 10  from 8:30a-3:30p.  You can attend any or all.   If you would like to take this opportunity, you can register yourself by going to www.outdooralabama.com/education/Educational_Workshops <http://www.outdooralabama.com/education/Educational_Workshops> .
 

Girls everywhere are working on making the world a better place. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council recently built an energy efficient and environmentally friendly Science and Technology lodge in Hockessin, Del. It is the first building in Delaware to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award. 

 

The LEED certification was developed by the U.S. Green building council. This certification is internationally recognized and proves a building was designed and built to be more environmentally and energy efficient. The facility improves energy savings, water efficiency, reduces CO2 emissions, and promotes awareness of the impact of resources on environment. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stated, "The new building will help our environment by reducing pollution and help the Girl Scouts by reducing their energy costs."  Way to go, Girl Scouts!

Stumped on what your troop should do this month?  How about using the environmental events for September?  They're a great way to incorporate the new Journey.

September 3 The Wilderness Act of 1964 enacted by Congress

September 18 World Water Monitoring Day, www.worldwatermonitoringday.org

September 19 International Coastal Cleanup, www.coastalcleanup.org 

September 26 National Public Lands Day, www.publiclandsday.org


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Girl Scouts of the USA along with 11 other campaign partners are joining Nickelodeon to engage kids in The Big Green Help campaign. The Big Green Help is Nickelodeon network's multiplatform pro-social campaign designed to empower kids to participate in earth-friendly and energy saving activities.

 Starting January 1, 2009, Nickelodeon will air green-themed messages and promotional spots throughout every single programming break, all day long, as well as introduce a series of original, environmentally-themed online games. The Girl Scouts/iCarly Cafeteria Recycodrama online mini-game has been developed in order to educate kids on how they can make the world a better place by helping their schools go green.

 All year long, The Big Green Help will provide information and tools across all of Nickelodeon's multiple platforms to help explain climate change to kids, and  to connect them to ways they can help at home, in school and communities. The centerpiece of The Big Green Help campaign will be the forthcoming, first-of-its-kind global multiplayer online green game for kids, which will provide actionable, measurable steps and information to directly link  players to ways they can positively contribute to helping the environment in a variety of ways,  on both individual and community levels.

 Girl Scouts will also help extend the campaign's reach through local grassroots activities and programs where kids can fulfill their online virtually volunteered hours throughout the year.   

 To play the game and help your kids learn how they can be a part of this initiative, visit www.biggreenhelp.com, go to the "Games" section, and click on the iCarly/Girl Scouts icon.

 

For more information, agong@girlscouts.org.

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