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

Rebuilt by GOOD Hands

09.10.14

Rob Hunnicutt, Youth Restoration Manager and Julie Bednarek, Youth Employment Specialist, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona – Leave it to this nationally recognized nonprofit to create the Youth Restoration Project.

Mrs. Green's News


09.17.14
Exhausted? Take the One-Day Car Free Challenge

From where I sit, driving one’s car whenever and wherever the need arises is a common occurrence in the daily lives of millions of Americans (maybe billions) So what might happen if we all pick one day in the entire year and commit to not driving our cars? Imagine that. A group of visionaries did […]

08.26.14
How to Make Your Backyard Even Greener

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower…” So wrote the poet William Blake, suggesting that the tiniest portion of the world is a microcosm of the whole. While it may take a poet’s vision to see the world in a particle of rock, his point becomes much […]

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.

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.