Innovation & Technology

Mrs. Green dumps bacon grease at EDG collection barrel to be converted into biodiesel

Take a look at the future through the green looking glass.  The race to discover green, sustainable technology is one filled with creativity, passion and hope — and sometimes a bit of disbelief.  What are the great minds creating for our future?  Have some fun on this magic carpet ride — eco-friendly carpet of course!

Radio Shows

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…

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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!

02.25.13
Compressed Natural Gas: An Energy Solution?

Seems to me that “CNG” as an alternative fuel makes the national news quite a bit. But does the man/woman on the street really know what CNG (compressed natural gas) even stands for and why they should care?  I wanted to know so I did the best thing – I asked a local expert, Colleen Crowninshield, […]

06.04.12
Award Winning Solar Program: TEP

There really is always something to celebrate.  Imagine my delight when I read this press release this a.m. about TEP’s award winning community solar efforts. TEP is honest about their challenges when it comes to renewables. What they do impacts our air, our water, our environment. And they try to do it better every day in […]

05.25.11
Is Paper Dirty or Clean? (Yet Another “How Green Is It” for Green Talk Radio)

I frequently find that people want simple answers to complex questions – especially as it relates to sustainable solutions and sustainability in general. For the most part – the answers are just not that simple and it’s usually about making a “greener” choice.

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.