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

Trash Talk

05.20.15

Andrew Quigley, Environmental Services Director, City of Tucson – Andy Quigley has a big job and his department has a big mission: to promote a healthy Tucson community by…

Mrs. Green's News


05.22.15
Plastic Pollution: Can We Win This One?

I know I have written about plastic pollution since the birth of Mrs. Green.  We all probably know everything I am going to write about but let’s face it – who among us can’t use some friendly reminders about the threat plastics are to our world – literally?  Thanks to my recent guest, Dianna Cohen, from […]

05.21.15
Plastic Pollution – Can We Win This One?

I know I have written about plastic pollution since the beginning of Mrs. Green’s World. We probably know everything I am going to write about but let’s face it – who among us can’t use some friendly reminders about the threat plastics are to our world – literally? Thanks to my recent guest, Dianna Cohen, from…

02.25.15
Let’s Clear The Air

Have you ever really stopped to think about all the GOOD things going on in your community no matter where you live?  Public agencies to keep us safe, nonprofit programs designed to help protect our children and medical institutions that help keep us healthy. Here’s an example of an innovative program that definitely impacts our quality […]

02.04.15
Fuel for Thought

Add me to the list of people jumping up and down and clicking my heels together that gas prices are lower. Let’s be honest – it’s a budget item for every car owner.  Lower gas prices mean more money in our pockets to save or spend in other ways that can be more fun than […]

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 Goodwill Industries

1. Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona is NOT just about thrift stores
2. Their business is about changing lives through training and employment
3. Ready for this? In the past YEAR, Goodwill kept 18,847,890 pounds out of landfills. Now there’s a number for you!

You can read all about them, their wonderful programs and the great work they do at: www.goodwilltucson.org