Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges
2. Shopping Green
- Collect six reusable bags for shopping.
- Commit to using them on your shopping trips.
- When shopping, look at the packaging of the products you buy and try to increase purchases of items that have recyclable/biodegradable packaging.
- Research ways you can clean your home without the aid of toxic cleaners. (You can get work done on your Cleaning Up > Going Green badge at the same time.)
- Commit to using a product that you have found or that you have made for cleaning your home and laundry.
- If you belong to a local Farmgirl Chapter, organize a reusable bag swap or a bag making “sew in.”
- Give a talk on why this is something others should consider doing.
- If you do not belong to a local Farmgirl Chapter, post your thoughts on the Farmgirl Connection chatroom under Merit Badge Chit Chat, and see if other farmgirls would be interested in a bag swap.
January, 2015 Edition