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 Greening of the NFL

01.31.15

Jack Groh, Director of the NFL Environmental Program and April Trigg, Founder & President, Eventologie – “It’s not so much about how much of the problem do you create; it’s about…

Mrs. Green's News


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 […]

12.23.14
Happy Green Year – Let’s Get Started!

Why not add one or two GREEN mini-resolutions to your New Year’s list this year? Much smaller in scale than many of the lofty goals we make and break year after year, these steps can add green cheer all year long to our environment, health and even our pocketbook. The very first step you can […]

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 […]

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