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

Earth Month Series – Preserving the Planet is a Family Affair: Paying it Forward

04.25.15

Olivia and Carter Ries, One More Generation – Kids do care about the future. Here’s proof. One More Generation (OMG) was founded by two elementary students in Fayetteville, GA.

Mrs. Green's News


05.21.15
Plastic Pollution – Can We Win This One?

I know I have written about plastic pollution since the beginning of Mrs. Green’s World. We 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…

05.07.15
Social Justice & Sustainability

(Liberty and Justice for All)‏
Warning: reading this newsletter might get your blood pressure up. Either because you agree with some of the issues I raise or because you want to bop me one. Every newsletter…

04.16.15
Save Face: Eco-Friendly Skin Care

All of us take care to ensure that we are eating organically grown food free of harmful pesticides and chemicals every day. At home, we have switched to energy efficient appliances that utilize minimum energy and decrease our carbon footprint. To reduce fuel consumption and save the environment from toxic exhaust gases, we’ve started using […]

03.26.15
In Your Wheelhouse!

Spring is in the air in Tucson, which means it’s time for Bike Fest and Cyclovia. Every year about this time, people get their bikes out of the shed, pump up the tires, oil the chains and join in all the fabulous bike activities that are scheduled in April. Most everything is free and many […]

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.