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Go Go Girl Scouts!

27 April 2009

The scouts found ways to reduce their carbon emissions at Minnesota Energy Challenge, a Web site created three years ago by the nonprofit Center of Energy and Environment. More than 21,000 Minnesota households have taken the energy challenge, said Neely Crane-Smith, the program’s community energy coordinator.

And now, nearly 300 Girl Scouts are taking it too.

The scouts learned they could save energy and money for their families by changing everyday habits, like turning off lights and televisions when leaving a room, using energy strips, and using less heat and central air.

Alice pledged to reduce her family’s carbon emissions by 2,500 pounds a year.

“That’s a lot more than I expected,” the eighth-grader said.

:: Pioneer Press

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