Girl power helps the environment

Cookie lovers at the CN&R love those Thin Mints sold by Girl Scouts, and we also love the environment. So we were delighted to hear about a collaboration of local troops with Sierra Club and The Climate Project.

Girl Scouts from various Chico troops had their work cut out for them during the past couple weeks. The girls, who range in age from 6 to 12, began distributing 500 energy-saving compact fluorescent lights to neighbors, friends, family, and members of the senior community.

More than 300 other troops from Girls Scouts of Northern California are participating. Within the next few days, they’ll have distributed at least 160,000 CFLs donated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The campaign will educate folks about the importance of energy conservation and help eliminate hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year.

Way to go, girls!