|Photo: An orangutan is seen with an tranquilizer dart in his side - to make him sleep before rangers relocate him , away from this palm oil plantation. |
|Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen|
Founders of Project ORANGS
While some steps have been made to help ameliorate the use of palm oil in Girl Scout Cookies, Madison and Rhiannon call upon those who care about the environment, the orangutan, or even just like to eat their Thin Mints without feeling guilty, to sign their petition entitled "Girl Scouts: Make Your Cookies Rainforest Safe." At time of writing this, they are about 14,000 signatures short of their 75,000 signature. Such an outpouring of support and concern will go a long way toward showing the GSUSA that Girl Scouts aren't the only ones who care about the environment, and, that one needn't be a Girl Scout to follow the Girl Scout pledge: to use resources wisely, and make the world a better place.