Thursday, 2 February 2012

Green Girl Guide

A friend sent me an advert for the job of Environment Project Co-ordinator yesterday. Can you guess what organisation it's for?

It's not the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Buglife, Green Party, Plantlife, Friends of the Earth, Natural England or Defra. It's not even an environment or conservation organisation, so not my usual job hunting place at all. In fact  it's an organisation I made a promise to over 15 years ago, it's the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

It's foolish to think that the only groups doing green work are the ones that are set up specifically for that purpose. Many groups in many countries run green projects including schools, Guide and Scout groups, churches, community groups as well as industry, producers (like Stella in yesterday's blog) and other businesses. It's important that everyone takes responsibility for their environmental impact as individuals, groups and a society and we should be pushing businesses and government to follow the great lead so many people are already taking. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts covers so many countries and reaches into so many communities that  I'm sure their environment projects will be having a huge impact internationally already.

I'm really pleased to see that the Guiding Thinking Day has a green topic this year and I'm sure I'll be talking about that again in a few weeks. 

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