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

The Blue Heart of our Planet


Dr. Sylvia Earle, Legendary Ocean Researcher – Sometimes, when a guest has the kind of bio like Dr. Earle, cut and paste is the best solution to capturing the greatness of this human being…

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 the HabiStore!

1. They divert more than 200 TONS of materials from the landfills each year by selling new and used cool stuff like home improvement materials, appliances, and furniture – including really awesome patio furniture and light fixtures.
2. The revenue generated from the HabiStore is used to build houses for low income families who qualify. At press time, they have over 14 houses under construction in Tucson. Are you kidding me right now? Talk about ending cycles of poverty forever – home ownership does that.
3. The HabiStore is green from the inside out! They have HETs (high efficiency toilets from Big John the Toilet Guy). They have gone solar! In a partnership with GeoInnovation, the HabiStore received a grant from the Arizona Department of Commerce to install enough solar to provide 30% of their electricity (huge savings each month) and they are working on rain water harvesting.