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

Special Series: Creating Sustainable Communities – Glass Recycling As Ritual

11.20.14

David Stone, Project Director and Richard Pablo, Tohono O’odham Community College – From stooping to pick up half-buried liquor bottles buried in the desert sand, to processing the tons of glass…

Mrs. Green's News


09.29.14
Environmental Excellence – The Green Academy Awards

Imagine over 500 people sitting in a very nice ballroom, all very dressed up and  gathered to celebrate environmental excellence. Imagine an organization who works all year to find groundbreaking solar projects, innovative transportation initiatives, river restoration projects and environmental education programs to find ones deserving of a Green Academy Award. Imagine Mrs. Green thinking […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.