Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Mrs. Green in winning crown from "Crowning Mrs. Green" contest - made from recycled materials

People often forget that the first “R” is reduce!  It’s not about recycling that plastic bottle or bag, it’s about reducing your use of them.  Mrs. Green’s Three Rs page provides helpful, fun reminders on how to do all three — with the emphasis on REDUCE!

Radio Shows

Recyling Mania at Habitat for Humanity’s Habistore

02.12.14

Truth be told, I have been known to drop by the HabiStore in Tucson just to see all of the crazy, fun “stuff” you can find roaming around there.

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!

01.31.14
Planning Your Victory with Change.org

Beginning in the spring of 2012, I had the privilege of being part of a petition started by 40 kids from a lunchtime green team club that I guide at my kids’ elementary school.

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 […]

11.19.13
It’s Just a Little Bit of Grease, Right?

Wrong!  Here’s the skinny on why you don’t want to throw grease down your drain EVER.  In other words, you do NOT want the Grease Monster to get you. 1. It could clog your pipes 2. It could cause costly repair bills 3. It could cause RAW sewage to back up into your home.  (This […]

Links and Resources

Freecycle–a worldwide recycling phenomenon that started in Tucson.

Keep that phone from the landfill with Recycle My Phone.

What to do with all those old electronics?  Digitaltips has answers.

Did You Know?


Three Things About Fairfax Companies

1. Fairfax Companies is THE leader in southern Arizona for construction waste recycling. Their stated mission is “dedication to improving the environment through innovative and creative business practices”.
2. The Fairfax Companies take ALL of the following: construction and demolition debris, inert materials, green waste, recyclable materials, LANDSCAPE materials, aggregate materials.
3. They do LEED certification documentation. The Fairfax Companies is locally owned and supports numerous charitable organizations in our community.
 
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