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 Edge of Existence

07.14.14

Peter Young, Director, The Last Ocean – Spectacular, urgent, absorbing, informative, glorious, powerful. That’s what the critics are saying about the film. Join me to find out what award…

Mrs. Green's News


06.24.14
Green Streets = Healthy Communities

Most people who live in Tucson rejoice when the Monsoons (or ANY rain for that matter) start bringing life once again to our beautiful, fragile desert.  But as with most interactions between nature and humans, there are things to consider. When it does rain in Tucson, rainwater flows through our yards and into our streets. The […]

06.17.14
A Breath of Good News

Truth be told, this blog was a challenge to write.  There’s no way to make it short. The content is complicated and it was hard to put the “fun” and informative piece together.  But here’s the deal – it’s really important that we all slow down enough to read and understand what’s going on with the […]

05.14.14
Take a Deep Breath…And Read On!

I happen to believe that every single person I know, including me, takes our clean air  for granted.  Maybe if you have asthma or other kinds of breathing challenges, you might actually pay attention to air quality because it impacts your health. But for the rest of us, it’s just there.  Truth is that it […]

03.03.14
Tucson Streetcar’s Route to Success

There is quite a bit of buzz – and some strong opinions – about Tucson’s new Sun Link streetcar. Lots of criticism and jokes, lots of turf and business battles, and lots of time actually bringing the Streetcar from dream to reality. So what do I think? Bring it on!

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.

     
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