SERIOUS MONDAY: GIRL GUIDES GO GREEN

 

Friends of the Earth has just launched a new campaign that will take the green message into homes around the UK. 

It has teamed up with GirlGuiding UK to encourage girls to become Climate Champions – and since around 50% of women in the UK were once girl guides or brownies – it is obviously a campaign that could make a massive difference.

Backed by actress Emma Thompson, the campaign includes a variety of environmental and energy saving measures that the girls can get involved in – including many that they will do at home.

And hopefully that means parents who have been burying their heads in the sand when it comes to climate change will be answering many awkward questions about their lifestyle.

Girls across the country will be trialling a range of green solutions – from switching off appliances rather than putting them into standby – to installing solar panels and using greener transport.  They will then be asked to report back on those they found “do-able” and worthwhile.

 The results will be presented to ministers at UN climate talks next year and  it is hoped they will encourage governments to look at ways in which householders can make a difference. 

Along the way hundreds of thousands of  girls will be learning about climate change, how to reduce their carbon footprint and how to influence others to lead a greener lifestyle.

And that’s a really important aspect of the project. Once they grow up, our children will be the ones dealing with the climate change issue so it’s vital that they learn about the environment and the importance of a green lifestyle. So hopefully, we’ll see a lot more initiatives like this in the future. 

You can find out more and register for the project here  

Susan

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