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The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is just around the corner!
Celebrated on April 22, Earth Day is designed to appreciate the environment, promote awareness of related issues and provide an opportunity to become involved in your community.
How can you become involved in Earth Day? Just like the Girl Scouts, every young girl can help make their community a better place.
The Girl Scouts program is a youth organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young girls. Last year on Earth Day, Junior and Brownie Girl Scout Troops from Luxmanor Elementary and Tilden Lane Middle schools helped make their community a better place by cleaning-up the Heatherton Lane Tributary. Garbage bags and gloves were donated to the Girl Scout Troops by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. The foundation helps connect people of all ages to the environment and history of the Potomac River Watershed. Participating in an Earth Day activity allowed the Girl Scouts to give back to their community and their environment. They learned how to work together and take on leadership roles. Read more...
Like the Girl Scouts in Montgomery, Maryland, we all can get involved with beautifying our community and world. How can you get involved? Girls and boys of all ages can recycle soda cans, plastic and newspapers. Find a recycling center near you. You can also make fun and creative crafts out of recyclable materials.
There are several resources about Earth Day. For the most information on how to recycle and save money by ‘going green’, visit the Earth Day Network.