Girl Scouts fight to stop use of unsustainable palm oil in cookies

May 9, 2015

Beginning when they were in 7th grade, 2 Girl Scouts, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, began fighting to stop the use of orangutan habitat-destroying palm oil in Girl Scout Cookies. They inspired 70,000 emails to the CEO of girl Scouts USA and the organization has pledged to move to sustainable sources by 2015.

 

SJen Horton, "Girl Scouts Take Aim at their Own Cookie Ingredients," Yes! Magazine. Winter 2012. 8. http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-yes-breakthrough-15/girl-scouts-ta... [verified 4/17/14]

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