Girl Scouts USA
Parham/Santana: It's Your World-Change It! Alexander Isley Inc.:
It's Your Planet-Love It!
When Girl Scouts of the USA decided to re-emphasize their longstanding leadership focus throughout their national organization and independent councils, they began producing “leadership journeys” as the core for this program. These journeys are multidisciplinary experiences tied together by a common theme. Each journey features a book for girls and a corresponding guide for the adult volunteers who work with the girls in a group setting.
Since there were so many components and production was complicated, we were contracted to help produce six girls’ books and six adult guides – a set of books for each of the Girl Scout’s six grade levels. The first series “It’s Your World-Change It!” printed over a half million copies in English and Spanish.
The second series, “It’s Your Planet-Love It!” centers on the environment and the part that each of us plays to help preserve our resources. This presented a production challenge to the Actualizers in finding only ecologically sound materials. Not only recycled paper and board to print on, printing inks and coatings, but the foil and glitter on the covers had to be ecologically friendly, as well.
We met the challenge and the Girl Scouts were able to confidently make the statement that all materials use to create their books were either ecologically sound, environmentally safe, recycled or biodegradable.
We produced the books in Europe, and supervised all stages of manufacturing on-site.
All production and management by the Actualizers.