Rise up and take action this fall! Join your fellow GSNorCal
EntreprenHERs in partnering with One Tree Planted to impact
climate change and protect emperor penguin habitats by planting trees
in Northern California.
Meet the emperor penguins, found on the ice and frigid
surrounding waters of Antarctica. They are the largest of all living
penguin species at 3-4 feet tall and 55-100 pounds. Their diet
consists mainly of fish, krill and squid and can hold their breath up
to 22 minutes while hunting for food! Females only lay one egg per
year, and once that happens, the male takes charge of the egg by
incubating it on its feet in the few months before it hatches
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Penguins app for 24/7 penguin cuteness, streaming in real-time
from the California Academy of Sciences!
Arctic sea ice is expected to disappear by 2050 as it’s warming
twice as fast as the rest of the Earth due to climate change.
Penguins in the Antarctic have experienced significant sea ice
declines in recent years. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the
air traps heat in our atmosphere and raises temperatures, melting the
ice that penguins need for breeding, feeding, and molting.
Trees can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide in their lifetime,
making tree planting and conservation an important step in protecting
emperor penguins from extinction.
By choosing to donate any amount of their program rewards to
trees , girls have the opportunity to impact climate
change and spread the word about the need to protect the emperor penguins.
Your troop can safeguard a future for these amazing animals by
adopting an emperor penguin! 100% of all proceeds from the
World Wildlife Fund adopt-a-penguin kit go towards funding emperor
penguin conservation. Troops who have 100% of registered girls send
18+ emails or texts plus have $1,000 in total sales receive
an emperor penguin adoption kit PLUS penguin socks for each girl.