The global environmental impact adds up as you record the results from your project and engage the world in taking the GSFG Pledge online. View the power of girls working together!
During our 100th Anniversary Year (July 2011 – December 2012) we engaged 90,221 people globally in Girl Scouts Forever Green projects, and 35,565 people worldwide have taken the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge. Use the filters below to calculate the number of pledge takers or specific project participants by year, by zip code, by Girl Scout council or country.
The impact listed on this page represents GSFG project results recorded on this web site. Use the GSFG Environmental Impact Calculator (XLS) to see your individual environment impact. And if you're curious about how we determined GSFG's environmental impact, see the GSFG Environmental Savings Metrics Assumptions.
|43,476||people reduced waste by switching from using single-use plastic to reusable water bottles and bags and recycling aluminum cans|
|341,164||times reusable water bottles were refilled|
|113,548||times a plastic bag was refused and a reusable bag was used|
|123,283||reusable bags given to others|
|382,797||aluminum cans recycled|
|61,684,401||pounds of waste eliminated|
|259,661,497||kWh of energy saved|
|398,580,398||pounds of CO eliminated|
|The CO sequestration* from planting 38,522 acres of trees per year|
|The CO emissions from 35,449 cars removed from the road|
|12,109||people worked to construct rain gardens|
|2,008||rain gardens constructed|
|121,525||new native plants/trees planted|
|175,124||sq feet of green space planted|
|7,630,400||gallons of water saved|
|2,048||wildlife fed and sheltered|
|The gallons of water in 76,304 bathtubs|
|The gallons of water in 763 backyard swimming pools|
* CO2 sequestration is when carbon dioxide (CO2) is naturally captured from the atmosphere.