MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Girl Scout Troop of Middle Georgia took the Forever Green pledge and promised cut back on it's carbon foot print.
As a part of the pledge, the girls had to reduce waste, participate in an earth hour and build a rain garden.
The Girl Scout Troop of Middle Georgia says it's done all this and more. In the past few months, they have recycled hundreds of cans and water bottles, turned off the lights for an hour and built a rain garden. They also emphasized the importance of biking and bicycle safety, planted a vegetable garden and learned about energy efficiency.
Assistant Troop Leader Michille Clark-Exum says when it comes to being environmentally friendly, it's important to start early. "If we teach the girls now at this age, then they'll become adults who will follow through with the plan to try to save the earth," Exum said.
As a part of the pledge, the girls also had to spread the word and get at least on family member of friend to commit to living a 'green' lifestyle.