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


09.29.14
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 […]

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!

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!