From worms to bees to saving energy, learn how you can help the environment from home!
Although we cannot celebrate Green for Good in person just yet, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate virtually and go Green for Good at home! In honor of Green for Good week, check out these patches and challenges:
- Try the Backyard Outdoor Challenge, where you’ll cross off 15 outdoorsy tasks like fort building, learning about local flora and fauna, or playing with a pet outside!
- Earn the Go Green for Good fun patch by participating in this week’s events or by doing something good for the environment on your own.
- Also collect these fun mini Green for Good patches when you help the environment from home!
- Explore ways to save energy and the planet with the Save Our Energy Patch Program.
- Outdoor explorer Daisies and Brownies can complete the Nature Cat Patch Program!
- Understand how food impacts your life beyond nutrition during the Barilla Girl Scout Food Camp: Good for You, Good for the Planet.
Don’t forget to check out these amazing virtual tours from some of our Green for Good partners: take a tour of the Indiana Dunes State Park, meet the Shedd Aquarium penguins, and check-in with the Brookfield Zoo animals!
During this week, a few of our partners will help us learn about pollinators and vermiculture, and discover ways we can create habitats in our own homes to support plants and the environment. We will also make sustainable changes in our homes, communities, and the world as we gear up for next year’s event!
Tell us about any service projects, pledges, or events you take part at any point this year (not just Green For Good week!) and get a Go Green for Good fun patch! Learn more about Green for Good on our website.
This week in Virtual Programming
Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12) | Webinar
Join us for our weekly Career Conversations for girls in grades 6-12! Each week we will host some career-expert panelists to discuss a multitude of career opportunities with our council members! Not only will they share about their experiences, but they will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear about all sorts of careers–– this week we’re talking about careers in Fine Arts!
Plan your next Outdoor Adventures!
Wednesday, May 13 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages (Grades K-12) | Webinar
All ages of Girl Scouts are invited to join us for a panel discussion about adventures in the outdoors! Our panelists have all sorts of different careers and backgrounds, but they all share a love for the outdoors. There will also be an opportunity at the end for you to ask your own questions!
Build Your Own Pollinator Habitat
Thursday, May 14 at 3 p.m. | For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes (Grades K-8) | Webinar
Learn about Illinois pollinators: who they are, how they help us, and how we can help them! Join the University of Illinois Extension as we will build pollinator habitats so your local pollinators can find a home with you.We will also get the inside scoop on the life of bees from Leonard at the Montrose Metra Community Garden!
Older Girl Get-Together
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
Older girls, join one or all of our weekly hangouts to interact with other older Girl Scouts to talk about anything and everything. Each week we’ll have a different topic, then you’ll get to guide the discussion and activities.
Be Well and Do Good
Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 4-12) | Webinar
Join GSGCNWI for Be Well and Do Good: The Silver Lining to COVID-19, as we explore how our lives and habits have changed for the better – and how we’re helping planet Earth – in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Even though our daily lives are different than normal, there has been a positive impact on the environment! Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 are welcome to join us the discussion!
We’re excited to see how you celebrate Green for Good Week with us, so please share with us on our website or our our social media @GirlScoutsGCNWI!