The Walmart Foundation awards grant to Girl Scouts


The Walmart Foundation recently awarded Girl Scouts of Colorado a $25,000 grant in support of Forever Green, Girl Scouts nationally-developed program that teaches girls how to lead their families, schools and communities in improving the environment and protecting natural resources. The program will be delivered statewide, and over the next year will coincide with activities Girl Scouts is planning around the organization’s 100th anniversary.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Forever Green activities this year will focus on three major projects—reduce plastic waste, Earth Hour and rain gardens. Through this program, Girl Scouts will develop and use their leadership skills to impact the environment by working with their schools and communities to improve energy use, water use and waste management—specifically recycling. Participants will take action on efforts to reduce the number of plastic bottles and bags in landfills, lower their CO2 footprints and encourage sustainable behavior change, increase green space and wildlife habitat, and improve water quality.

The Walmart Foundation initially seeded the Girl Scouts of Colorado Forever Green program in 2009.

Article about grant award in The Fort Morgan Times and the Sterling Journal-Advocate.

About Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations, Girl Scouts of Colorado (for 10 years until 5/23/14)

A lifelong Girl Scout who is proud to be helping the next generation become leaders of courage, confidence and character!
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2 Responses to The Walmart Foundation awards grant to Girl Scouts

  1. alexa says:

    I think that this would be fun to start some program to go green.

    • Amanda Kalina, Director of Public Relations, Girl Scouts of Colorado says:

      Hi Alexa. Your Girl Scouts are encouraged to start a project today around this. Check out this website for more information, and watch the Girl Scouts of Colorado website for more information on other activities that will be planned: http://www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen/.

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