LI Water Conference and Girl Scouts of Nassau County Team Up to Promote Water Conservation with Every Drop Counts Patch
The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) and Girls Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) re-introduced the “Every Drop Counts Patch” to teach Scouts the importance of their water supply. The patch can be earned by all levels of Girl Scouts and was sponsored by the LIWC to promote knowledge of the water industry and instill important messages of water conservation.
“‘The Every Drop Counts’ program is an exciting opportunity to give Girl Scouts an introduction to the water industry and gain more knowledge regarding their own water supply,” said Chairman of the Long Island Water Conference Board Michael O’Connell. “It is up to them to discover ways to preserve and improve upon our system to ensure the people of Long Island continue to receive the highest quality of water possible. With this patch, we aim to educate the Girl Scouts and promote their involvement in water conservation across their own communities.”
Girl Scouts can earn this patch by completing a number of water conservation activities, touring or interviewing local water providers or planning and hosting a water protection community event. The Girls are encouraged to design their own water saving campaign, teaching their community ways they can conserve and protect Long Island’s water supply for future generations.
“Our goal is to help our Girls become well-rounded leaders in their community, which includes their involvement in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Girl Scouts of Nassau County CEO and President Donna Ceravolo. “We are excited to see the ways the ‘Every Drop Counts Patch’ inspires action among our Troops, and possibly sparks interest in pursuing a career within the water industry.”
The Long Island Water Conference (LIWC) is an alliance of 47 Nassau and Suffolk public drinking water purveyors, and other industry professionals, who supply potable water to over 3 million people. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that a clean, safe, and abundant water supply is maintained for all Long Islanders. Since its inception in 1951, the Long Island Water Conference has touched all phases of water supply and management in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Members include the major water suppliers, both public and private, on Long Island. Together they serve virtually 90 percent of the bi-county area, which has a population greater than 20 states.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County are 27, 000 strong – 27, 000 girls and adults who believe every girl from Nassau County can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passion and talents lives on. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org.