The poorest people in the world are the ones who will most feel the effects of environmental degradation and climate change. Ensuring environmental sustainability is a critical foundation for ending this poverty. Girls and young women of all ages around the world are also differently and disproportionately affected by the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change.
Join us on February 4th at UNESCO from 3-6pm to participate in FUN group games and creative environmental activities, based on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7: environmental sustainability. Let us learn from each other and share our experiences on how “We Can Save Our Planet” for World Thinking Day 2012.
Come meet our special UNESCO woman guests, Jun Morohashi, who will share her summer experience of work with children that had been affected by the tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown; and Gretchen Kalonji, the first woman to hold the position of Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences in UNESCO, who will say a few welcome words, to launch off the WTD afternoon.
Have you been working on an environmental project or issue? Create an information stand and share your knowledge. Please send a message to
so she can update the website with your contribution to saving our planet.
- Eating in Season, Senior 30 (2nd year)
- Women Rights, Senior 30 (1st year)
- Recycling & Energy Conservation, Cadette 30
- Eating Organic, Chiara
Group Games and Interactive Activities
Mock Rain Garden
You will be the engineers: design the layout, pick the plants to plant and lead the planting activity, which will take place in May. The location and date are to be confirmed. We are working with the Memorial Foundation in Marnes La Coquette and hope to slate the activity following the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26th 2012.
Our Natural Resources Game
We will look at how to use the resources in the environment (water, trees, swamps and pastures crops, fish ponds, honey, wildlife and livestock), observe and determine how closely they are interlinked and the effects of using each resource on the others. This game aims to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Each player/team has a mat which represents the environment around Lake Bogoria in Kenya . There are 8 pictures on each mat representing the different resources available: Water, Swamp and Pastures, Trees, Fish Ponds, Crops, Honey, Livestock and Wildlife.
Discover what natural hazards are and what actions can be taken to reduce the impact of natural disasters. In teams, you will discuss earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. brainstorm to find solutions to natural disaster preparedness, including harmonized interactions between human beings and ecosystems that lead to sustainable development.
IDD Game - “What Ideas for Sustainable Development”
Because Society, Economy and the Environment concern all of us, this game offers us all a chance to imagine, describe, tell and convince others about the importance of sustainability. Spin the dial and in less than one minute try to convince the other players by responding to a question on Society, Economy or the Environment. You will develop your own ideas on sustainable development and every opinion counts!
Model UN (to be confirmed)
Role-play as diplomats representing a nation or NGO in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations. Participants (grades 8-12), research a country, take on roles as diplomats (dress in native atire, symbolic props...), investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
A popular craft in Japan is the art of paper folding, or ‘origami’. One traditional shape is the kusudama, where lots of identical flower shapes are glued together into a ball. Use recycled paper to show how you can make a beautiful decoration without wasting resources.
THE PLASTIC BAG PROBLEM
“The average plastic carrier bag is used for five minutes, but takes 500 years to decompose. Around 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used around the world each year. That is enough to circle the Earth almost 36,000 times! Let us Taking Action a make a recyclable paper bag! Switching to reusable bags can make all the difference. If just 1000 people in your community started using reusable bags regularly it would save one million plastic bags every year. Please bring a newspaper and some ribon.
Woaley is a simple game from the Ivory Coast for two players (we will have many games if you have one at home, please bring it along).
Check out the creative enviornmental activities (including Solar S'MORES) to help you learn and participate in our 100th Anniversary Challenge and help Save Our Planet !
“…Think of the girls around the world who are your sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. Truly, ours is a circle of friendships, united by our ideals.” --Juliette Gordon Low
on our event page by January 22nd 2012 or send an email to
RSVP - Troop Registration We Can Save Our Planet
RSVP - Troop Registration We Can Save Our Planet
UNESCO February 4th 2012 from 3-6 pm