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


07.17.15
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.

07.03.15
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…

06.24.15
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 […]

06.22.15
BALLE Anyone?

Or WHAT THE HECK IS BALLE & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? 

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 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