MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Cleaning Up

2. Shopping Green


  • Collect six reusable bags for shopping.
  • Commit to using them on your shopping trips.


  • When shopping, look at the packaging of the products you buy and try to increase purchases of items that have recyclable/biodegradable packaging.
  • Research ways you can clean your home without the aid of toxic cleaners. (You can get work done on your Cleaning Up > Going Green badge at the same time.)
  • Commit to using a product that you have found or that you have made for cleaning your home and laundry.


  • If you belong to a local Farmgirl Chapter, organize a reusable bag swap or a bag making “sew in.”
  • Give a talk on why this is something others should consider doing.
  • If you do not belong to a local Farmgirl Chapter, post your thoughts on the Farmgirl Connection chatroom under Merit Badge Chit Chat, and see if other farmgirls would be interested in a bag swap.

March, 2024 Edition