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

The Growing E-Waste Epidemic


Judith Simmons, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona & Deb Sanders , Global Takeback Director, Dell – How to safely and properly dispose of electronic waste including computers…

Mrs. Green's News

Five Green Factoids

(AND an extra special Did You Know?)

Sometimes I feel compelled to write what I call “refresher factoids.” These are facts that stick with me, that both haunt and inspire me and that are worth repeating because they are things that we can help change.

I Dream of Greenie

I know it REALLY dates me but several decades ago there was a show called I Dream of Jeannie. Blaming it totally on my age at the time, I enjoyed the show and there were times I wished I had a real genie so I could get my three wishes. So much for that. For the purpose of this newsletter, just take the leap with me…

BALLE Anyone?

  It is truly okay if you are wondering what the heck is BALLE and why you should care. Please just trust me and read on. You won’t be sorry. Two or three years ago I am not quite sure I knew what BALLE stood for and even now I have to look it up. It stands […]

BALLE Anyone?


Two or three years ago I am not quite sure I knew what BALLE stood for and even now I have to look it up. It stands for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. This year I found myself attending a three day

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 Bookmans

1. Bob Oldfather purchased “the business” from his Dad over 30 years ago for $1.00 and baby, look at him now!
2. Bookmans now has 6 locations throughout the state of Arizona. Books you say? Tons! And CDs, DVDs, magazines, books on tape and lots of other interesting “stuff.” Mrs. Green highly recommends spending time there – whether you are a native or planning to come to Tucson. It’s even great for people watching.Harrison
3. Harrison Kressler and the creative team at Bookmans are ROCK STARS! They just won a NATIONAL Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation for the Bookmans Does Book Dominos video. They were competing against the big dogs like Coca-Cola and McDonalds but good taste and creativity prevailed. They are audacious! Check it out!