Fuel Efficiency and Automobiles

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


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 […]

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!

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 […]

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.