Girl Scouts Win UN Forest Heroes Award

Two Michigan Girl Scouts, Madison Vorva of Plymouth and Rhiannon Tomtishen of Ann Arbor, received the first ever International Forest Heroes Award for North America. The U.N. is recognizing the two girls for their efforts to bring international attention to the possible extinction of orangutans. The  orangutan habitat is effected by palm oil production. The girls realized that palm oil is used in all Girl Scout Cookies. The girls have been campaigning since 2007 to convince GSUSA and Kellog, the maker of Girl Scout Cookies, to find an alternative for their tasty cookies. This past fall their efforts paid off when Kellog and GSUSA agreed to  move to sustainable palm oil products for their cookies. Congratulations to Madison and Rhiannon!

Source: Huffington Post

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