Fuel Efficiency and Automobiles

Mrs. Green's new VW Jetta from Chapman Volkswagen Tucson

Hybrids, electric cars, CNG (compressed natural gas), ethanol, diesel — where is the world going with automobiles and how they are powered? Will we really live to see the day when our cars are powered by algae? How quickly will the industry change? And how is Mrs. Green doing with her lead foot? Spend some time here to learn how to save money and reduce our dependence on fossil fuel.

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Pump Up Your MPG

03.26.14

Beth Gorman, Senior Program Manager, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) – PDEQ has launched a new Tire Inflation Education Program to encourage you…

Mrs. Green's News


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!

12.16.13
Do Zombies Carpool?

I believe it’s pretty safe to say that every human being (at least of the adult kind) uses the beginning of the New Year as a time to reflect, recommit and restart.  For me, it’s exciting to think about how I can help our Mrs. Green’s World partners spread the word about things they are committed […]

10.10.13
Are You Ready to Plug In?

If the  price of gas or your environmental conscious  has you thinking maybe it’s time to look into a car that runs on something other than petroleum, read on.   Tucson Clean Cities, a program established at Pima Association of Governments in 1998, is going strong, and has created a partnership of fleets, vehicle providers, […]

05.06.13
Green Litmus Test for Buying Your Next Car

Before I get to the test questions - a short digression. I really do believe a picture is often worth lots of words. Case in point:  my first car from Chapman Tucson.  Truth be told, Chapman has been my biggest sponsor since Mrs. Green was merely a twinkle in my Irish eye.  Why?  Because among their Chapman […]

Did You Know?


Three Things About Clean Cities

1. Clean Cities is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that promotes the use of alternatively fueled vehicles (including cooking oil!) to help reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum.
2. Clean Cities advocates the use of biodiesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas (CNG) and the use of all-electric, hybrid and hydrogen vehicles. Entire fleets, school districts, and government agencies throughout Pima County are making the switch!
3. Clean Cities is rated as one of the Top Ten performing coalitions in the country. Trust me when I say it can be traced back to leadership – pace of the leader, pace of the team.