Sri Lankan Girl Guides plant seeds for a sustainable futureListen /
As diplomats hold the final stage of negotiations ahead of the Rio+20 conference, civil society groups are sharing their views of "The Future We Want"—the conference motto.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) believes young women can lead the way, and have brought 24 guides from 15 countries to Brazil.
Priyanthi Hemamali Rajapaksa is a Project Executive with the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, whose members are planting trees and making holiday cards from recycled paper.
WAGGGS has honoured her for being a Champion of Sustainable Programmes.
Dianne Penn caught up with Rajapaksa who says teaching girls—and boys— to care for the environment creates a ripple effect throughout their communities.