Environmental Impact

Riding a bike is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint

How can one person make a difference for the environment?  How do you measure your carbon footprint?  How come baby Albatrosses are dying on remote, uninhabited islands in the Pacific Northwest?  Here you’ll find a reality check and a way to connect the dots — making the case that we are all really a part of ONE planet. Only one!

Radio Shows

Coral Reef Conservation


Michael W. Beck, Lead Scientist, Global Marine Team, The Nature Conservancy – Mike Beck works on the interface between marine science and policy on marine spatial planning,

Mrs. Green's News

Microbeads, the Tiny Orbs Threatening Our Water

& Mrs. Green’s Three Calls To Action

Note from Mrs. Green. The article below appeared in the opinion section of the New York Times on Saturday, August 22. I literally received phone calls from friends who were on their way to their bathrooms to check their toothpaste for…

I Dream of Greenie

I know it REALLY dates me but several decades ago there was a show called I Dream of Jeannie. Blaming it totally on my age at the time, I enjoyed the show and there were times I wished I had a real genie so I could get my three wishes. So much for that. For the purpose of this newsletter, just take the leap with me…

BALLE Anyone?

  It is truly okay if you are wondering what the heck is BALLE and why you should care. Please just trust me and read on. You won’t be sorry. Two or three years ago I am not quite sure I knew what BALLE stood for and even now I have to look it up. It stands […]

Plastic Pollution: Can We Win This One?

I know I have written about plastic pollution since the birth of Mrs. Green.  We all probably know everything I am going to write about but let’s face it – who among us can’t use some friendly reminders about the threat plastics are to our world – literally?  Thanks to my recent guest, Dianna Cohen, from […]

Did You Know?

Three Things About Tucson Electric Power Company

1. TEP’s Bright Solutions helps you save money, save energy, reduce your dependence on fossil fuel and helps preserve the planet (ultimately).
2. You can actually go to their website and indicate that you would like to purchase solar power in “blocks” of 150 kilowatt hours per month and that purchasing them protects you from any energy increases in the future.
3. TEP will help you determine how many blocks you can purchase based on a percentage of your annual usage. This is only ONE of the many Bright Solutions offered by TEP.