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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Pledge to Save Electricity


March 26, 2012

Connecticut Girl Scouts will be turning off the lights no matter where they are to take action to save our planet.

This energy-saving project is part of a national Girl Scout effort for Girl Scouts everywhere to turn off the lights to show how they can help the environment. Girl Scouts are also encouraged to install energy-efficient light bulbs in their homes and tell their friends and family to do so as well.

This effort ties into the national 100th Anniversary Earth Hour Take Action Project, Girl Scouts Forever Green. This special project is a global effort to improve the environment and protect natural resources.  

After families power down for the hour on March 31, girls and their families can go to the Girl Scouts Forever Green website to record the number of lights and appliances they turned off, as well as the number of light bulbs they changed. Girl Scouts of the USA will then translate that into the number of pounds of carbon kept from being released into the atmosphere and will report on those metrics nationwide.

For more information about the Girl Scouts Forever Green project, visit www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen. For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, visit www.gsofct.org.


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