We, Troop 66530, did many environmental education activities to complete our journey, “Get Moving!”
Did you know that refrigerators, clothes dryers and air-conditioners account for up to 20 percent of your household energy use? We learned these facts and others last year from Groton Electric Light and other community sources.
We became knowledgeable about helping the environment by helping to recycle things that most people would not think to recycle, such as composting (recycling food scraps), used paper (using reverse sides of paper as scrap or printing) and using plastic food bags to make crocheted bags.
We also learned about energy-auditing, energy-saving methods and how to keep rooms warm by blocking drafts.
We would like to thank several people who helped along the way. Thanks to the Union Congregational Church for giving us a tour and supplying information about their energy use so we could do an audit.
Thanks to Owen Shuman at Groton Public Library (who, herself, was a Girl Scout) who showed us foot-heating pads and other energy-saving designs in the library.
Mr. Kelly at Groton Electric Light told us about wind power and other sources of energy we get in Groton, and ways we can save energy at home (don’t keep the fridge open for more than 4 seconds!).
We want to thank the people of Groton who signed our petition to FritoLay at Grotonfest to make all their chip bags compostable.
And last but not least, we thank everyone who helped along the way to make us more knowledgeable, more committed to energy-savings and more motivated. They helped us set good examples for other people.
Remember, always use energy-saving light bulbs, packing peanuts that dissolve in water and a compost bin.
Also, please be sure to purchase your energy-saving light bulbs at GEL for $1 per bulb when they go on sale again in the spring.
GROTON GIRL SCOUT TROOP 66530