My name is Alexia Anglade. I graduated from Ridgefield High School with the class of 2022. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world growing up, and I have always been interested in the environment and the ecosystems within.
When in the Galapagos Islands, I watched a documentary about the human impact on the world and the animals that we co-exist with. Ever since I have always been hyper-aware of my impact and the decisions I make every day. When thinking about what I wanted to do for my Gold Award, the answer was easy. I started to brainstorm with the Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment and decided to work to implement a Green Award in my town to reduce our impact on the world.
I have been an active Girl Scout since kindergarten and learned so much from the many experiences and volunteering opportunities I have been able to do. The valuable life lessons taught through the various trips, badges earned, and awards given have taught me how to persevere through challenges as well as always have fun with them. I am forever grateful for the experiences I have been able to partake in and am more than excited to be completing my Gold Award.
Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment and the Norwalk River Watershed Association graciously accepted to assist in helping me achieve my Gold Award and they have done numerous things throughout the community to ensure that we are on the right track to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. I urge you to find committees and boards within your communities to help make a change! From my experience, they are always happy to have more involvement and help!