Girl Scouts look to make cookies Rainforest-Safe

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 8:48 PM

Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen were doing research five years ago for their Bronze Awards, when they found out that all but one of the cookies sold by Girl Scouts are full of palm oil. The sixth graders also discovered that it contributed to the clearcutting of rainforests and the destruction of orangutan’s habitat. After receiving no response after writing to the Girl Scouts USA, they’ve started a public campaign. Even with assistance from some top environmental organizations, they’ve still been unable to sway the Scout’s policy makers.

There is a petition letter you can sign, and several related articles about the girls mission here.

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