Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts Need Your Help!
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Michelle Obama: Girl Scouts Need Your Help!

    1. Petition by

      Rainforest Action Network

It’s been almost a month since Girl Scouts Madi & Rhiannon asked for help in their campaign to remove rainforest-destroying palm oil from Girl Scout cookies.

After receiving a stunning 70,000 letters, Girl Scouts USA is now issuing a stock reply that lets us know they are paying attention, but their response contains only baby steps in the right direction. While still refusing to meet with Madi & Rhiannon, their spokeswoman recently stated, “we all want the girls to stand up for what they believe in. They’re trying to make changes, and we applaud them for that.”

Unfortunately, applauding won’t protect rainforests. We think it’s time for an intervention by Girl Scouts USA Honorary President Michelle Obama.

For Earth Day 2010, Michelle Obama told a group of children that the Obama household is “trying to save the tigers,” a request her daughter Malia frequently makes of her father.

The critically endangered Sumatran tiger is at risk of extinction. Logging to grow the palm oil now found in nearly every Girl Scout cookie is largely to blame. The connections between industrial-scale palm oil plantations, tiger extinction, and Girl Scout cookies are clear.

For Earth Day 2011, help us turn up the volume on our message to Girl Scouts USA by asking Michelle Obama to demand Girl Scout cookies be rainforest safe.

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    Reasons for signing

    • the cat CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Honourable First Lady Obama, please support the responsible young citizens of your country in their efforts to improve the reputation of Girl Scouts of America, an organization dedicated in mentoring young adults to be progressive minded citizens. Make America stronger.

    • Paul Kilmon BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      It's simple... JUST STOP !!!

      • over 3 years ago

      the rain forst is a great thing for the girl scouts.

    • nancy furgal HARRISON, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      The connections between industrial-scale palm oil plantations, tiger extinction, and Girl Scout cookies are clear.

    • Barbara Mrozek SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Palm oil is one of the MOST unhealthy fats for the heart anyway.


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