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On Your Own: Girl Scout Energy Fair, Jan 31

Renewable-Energy-300x297On January 31, 2015, environmental leaders from the Washington, DC area will gather at Maret School to teach children, teens, and adults how to become environmental leaders. This gathering – an Energy Fair – will take place in the Old Gym from 10AM to 12:30PM. The purpose of the Energy Fair is to motivate school-age children and adults to protect our environment through conservation and sustainable practices, efficient and alternative uses of energy, and eco-friendly practices, products, and services. The Energy Fair is free and open to the public. There will be more than 20 exhibitors, hands-on activities for kids, a solar oven activity, a home energy workshop, free prizes every half hour, and the opportunity to win a free home-energy audit. Free parking is available. If you attend, you will learn about:

  • Solar energy options
  • Organic gardening
  • Using rain barrels for storm water and energy conservation
  • Home energy audits
  • Green architecture and design
  • Home weatherization and reduction in energy consumption and cost
  • Conscious low-carbon cooking
  • Container gardening
  • How to keep food warm without electricity
  • Ways to reduce energy waste
  • And more!

Information about environmental career opportunities will be available as well as environmental education materials. Please come join us. Walk-ins are welcome, but the courtesy of your reservation would be appreciated at GirlScoutEnergyFair@gmail.com.

QUICK RECAP
What: Girl Scouts Energy Fair
Who: All levels
When: January 31, 2015, 10AM to 12:30PM
Where: Maret School
3000 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Cost: Free

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Juniors Begin Get Moving! Journey

As salaamu alaikum Parents,

Troop 3480 Juniors have decided embark on the Get Moving! Journey. This journey is all about energy. As the girls explore their own energy as leaders and the energy of our Earth, they’ll give special focus to the energy of places and spaces and the energy of getting from here to there. Along the way, they will have the chance to earn three prestigious leadership awards: Energize, Investigate, and Innovate.

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As a team, the Juniors will plan a project that gets others moving in ways that are good for Earth. This Innovate project has the potential to have a lasting effect on the community.

Your guidance and expertise can help make the girls’ experience along GET MOVING! even more valuable and memorable. Please take a moment to review the checklist below to let us know which areas you might have expertise in, or time to volunteer for, so that your Junior and her sister Girl Scouts will have the richest experience possible. The please help your Junior and her team by identifying areas in which you feel you could contribute time or talent — for the benefit of all Juniors.

juniorGetMovingJourneyBookYes, I want to assist the Juniors as they GET MOVING! I am ready to volunteer by offering:

  • ideas about improving the way people get from here to there (transportation)
  • knowledge of energy use in buildings
  • assistance with science experiments
  • several small houseplants for use in the girls’ plant energy experiment
  • art, building, or craft skills
  • practical experience with the outdoors
  • time as a driver (if needed for outings)
  • time as an all-around Junior leadership journey helper
  • to bring energizing snacks
  • information about community energy issues and energy experts that might interest the Juniors as they Investigate and Innovate

Note: Juniors should bring $7 to purchase their GET MOVING! journey book to the troop meeting on 5 December.

We and the girls look forward to hearing from you — and seeing you at sessions throughout the journey.

Sis. Kori GirlScoutTroopMama [at] gmail [dot] com
Sis. Sadia
Sis. Maryam

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