|Our Environment: Issue 14 Autumn 1998|
Brownies Become Greenies
Burwood Brownies have turned decidedly green and they're proud of it. So is the City Council which has made the Brownies honorary junior river wardens.
The 20-member Brownie pack has already delivered 200 leaflets telling residents how pollution from cars, lawn clippings, paint and other sources is polluting the Avon River. The seven to 10 year olds are now planning other leaflet drops for their friendship and service activity badge.
Co-leader of the Burwood Brownies Mrs Yvonne Miller says the girls love spreading the environmental message. "It's something different from their everyday pack activities and they are learning all the time."
Council Trade Wastes Officer Jim Instone is impressed by the Brownies' commitment to protecting our waterways from pollution. "I'm amazed at their depth and maturity," he says. "They are our next generation of citizens - our city will continue to shine."
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