Dear Girl Guides of Canada,
Hello, my name is Anya and I am a Girl Guide in Canmore, Alberta. I have recently been selling the fall Girl Guides Cookies, and I really like the new design on the boxes. I think you just need to change one thing. I think there is way too much packaging that isn’t necessary. The cookies come in a plastic container that is wrapped in plastic wrap, and enclosed in a cardboard box. That means only two of the three layers of customer packaging can be recycled. Plastic is made from oil, therefore it is not sustainable, because oil is a non-renewable substance. I think Girl Guides of Canada should take a lead on not wasting renewable substances and protecting the environment. By using sustainable substances in the cookies wrappers, you will be on our first steps to being an Eco-friendly organization. I think you should remove the two plastic wrappers, and have a paper bag in the box, or you could change the packaging completely, and stack the cookies in a recyclable tube that will be easy to ship and still as easy to handle as they are in the current packaging. This way the cookies will be more appealing to Eco-friendly customers, they will cost less to produce, and will be cheaper for Girl Guides, so more money would go to the Girl Guides of Canada program, to be used for camp and other reasons that would help the organization.
On your website you say, “Girl Members will contribute to a better world by providing service, by speaking out, and by taking action on issues that are important to them”. This issue is important to me because I would like Girl Guides of Canada to be not only friendly to us, but to be friendly to the environment. Our environment is very important to me because the Bow Valley is a wildlife corridor right next to Banff National Park.
Would it be possible to start a campaign on the GGC website, Facebook, twitter and blog for Eco-friendly cookie packaging? I was thinking because people might think the same as I do, and may be concerned about the cookie packaging not being Eco-friendly. I was wondering if I could write a blog post on this subject for GirlGuidesCANBlog?
If you have questions, or answers please reply.