Forever Green Facts
Girl Scouts will harness the power of the Movement by engaging in a nationwide, annual, signature Community Action Project, focused on having a significant impact on the environment.
Girl Scouts will be at the forefront of environmental sustainability, leading schools and communities in using resources wisely.
Honor our roots and founder, Juliette Low’s vision for girl leadership
Integrate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Advance the Girl Scout Brand
Increase membership and diversity
Measure significant environmental impact
Attract and re-engage Girl Scout Alumnae
Attract strategic financial partners
Engage community partners
Have long-term sustainability, with inherent flexibility
Have a global reach and engage the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Focus Areas and Sample Projects
Air Quality: Create no-idling zones, replace toxic art supplies and cleaning supplies, plant trees, scrubs, flowers outdoors
Waste Management: Compost, recycle, reduce waste from food and drink containers, eliminate junk mail, reuse and donate usable items
Water: Build rain gardens, restore and monitor local water bodies, install low flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets
Energy: Conserve energy by changing transportation habits, unplug electronics when not in use, change to compact fluorescent light bulbs
Green Space: Create green space and improve green space by cleaning up trash and planting gardens
NOTE: While the primary focus is working with schools, Girl Scouts may also implement the project in places of worship, parks, community centers, or other public or private facilities.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including new program journeys and membership pathways, will be integrated. The Girl Scout Research Institute is developing survey tools to measure the leadership outcomes girls achieve through their involvement in the Girl Scouts Forever Green—Community Action Project.
The environmental impact of each project will be measured, and the collective nationwide environmental impact will be reported annually. Volunteers at the EPA are providing assistance to the Girl Scouts with regard to measuring the environmental impact.
Herford N. Elliott Trust
U.S. Forest Service