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Zero-Waste Challenge

The 2020 USAGSO Zero-Waste Challenge is designed to help you think about all the things you and your family can do to help preserve our planet. Remember, environmental conservation isn’t just about reducing waste either. It’s about mini­mizing our use of resources too, like not leaving the tap running when you brush your teeth, turning off lights, and unplugging chargers when they’re not in use or using public transit to lower fuel consumption and air pollution.

This year’s challenge invites you to adopt some of these actions and behaviors for a specific length of time. We’ll be honest though - our hope is that you will take on more actions than required and practice them for them much longer than the challenge requires. If we are serious about helping the planet, we need to change our ways as best we can for as long as we can – maybe for a lifetime! And, if all goes well, your family might even save extra money each month by buying and consuming less!

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Challenge Rules & Deadlines

Girls must complete the required number of activities for their grade level and take at least three (3) photos of herself completing activities. After, submit the Zero-Waste Challenge Form with the photos by December 31, 2020 to earn a patch and set of reusable travel cutlery. Girls may complete activities as a group, but each girl and should only count activities in which they participate.

The challenge is open to current girl members of USAGSO. Family members may participate in activities but are not eligible for patches or prizes. Girls may only submit one patch request. Zero-Waste Challenge activities must be completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2020 to earn patches and the travel utensil set.

Activity Requirements

  • Daisy – 3 actions for 1 week
  • Brownie – 5 actions for 2 weeks
  • Juniors – 7 actions for 3 weeks
  • Cadettes – 10 actions for 4 weeks
  • Seniors – 10-12 actions for 5 weeks
  • Ambassadors – 10-12 actions for 6 weeks