GFWC recognizes the importance of preserving our world environment for the generations to come. In fact, it is a program area near and dear to the GFWC ethos in that when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order creating the unified National Park System in June 1933, GFWC members played an integral role on the frontlines in their communities advocating for the protection and preservation of lands for public use and recreation.

One hundred years later, GFWC continues to champion environmental issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. GFWC’s Environment Community Service Program specifically focuses on the beautification, cleanup, preservation, and enrichment of the natural resources and landscapes in communities.

2023 Program Statistics

270,120 Volunteer Hours

5,467 Projects Completed

“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.”
—Bill Nye

Environment Community Service Program Club Projects:

GFWC Meadowlarks Woman’s Club, Wyoming

Conservation goes techy! The GFWC WY Meadowlarks Woman’s Club used an app to plant trees worldwide. Members planted trees by walking 5,000 steps for 20 days in a row. The app Treekly records the steps taken and turns footsteps into forests. Using this reforestation app, members planted 70 trees worldwide.

GFWC Lemont Junior Woman’s Club, Illinois

GFWC Lemont Junior Woman’s Club (IL) lured families to learn about prairies, woodlands, and savannahs through a nature walk exploring different habitats. They provided a scarecrow trail, snacks, crafts, hayrides, and vendors. They partnered with their local township to provide an educational experience about conservation.





2023 GFWC Statistical Data