Protecting our planet and the animals we share it with
We want people to take better care of our precious planet, and of the animals we share it with.
We want to see a world with less plastic polluting our oceans and affecting wildlife. A world where recycling and reusing things are part of everyday life.
We want people to treat animals better – whether they’re living as pets, on farms or in the wild.
We want real action to stop climate change – not just empty words. And we want the people in charge to listen to the voices of young people like us.
After all, it’s our future that’s at stake.
Plastic waste is choking our planet and we should stop it - Brownie
Join us to protect our planet
This year for one week, we'll be working together on Future Girl Acts. Find out how to get involved and fight plastic pollution
We'll make a difference together
We want everyone - including the people in charge - to pay attention to what we have to say. And we want them to join us in taking action to change things for the better.
- Everyone should be recycling more and use less plastic that pollutes the oceans.
- We need urgent action against climate change to give young people everywhere a better future.
- All animals, whether in the wild or someone's home, should be free from harm.
34,376 Brownies said they want to live in a world where people care about the environment and recycling.
Ideas to get you started
How are Girlguiding being Planet Protectors?
We know that it's important to ensure a sustainable future for the young people we work with, so within our organisation we run initiatives to increase recycling, use sustainable packaging and increase our energy efficiency. We'll review our environmental impact report during 2019.
If you get guiding magazine, you'll know we use recycled paper and now wrap the magazine in a potato starch package instead of plastic. We're using recycled polyester for unit meeting activity and skills builder packs, and our membership cards are made from a chalk-based material - all part of our work to reduce the amount of plastic and non-recyclable products we use.
Our programme encourages girls to explore how they can help the environment through activities such as Recycling for Rainbows, Zero waste for Brownies, and Upcycling for Rangers. And while some programme activities do require using things like straws, we encourage volunteers to adapt this and use recyclable materials - for example using paper straws not plastic ones.