Utilities and Energy Savings

Mrs. Green partners with TEP's Bright Solutions program

In general, people have no idea how much energy and money they can save by doing some very simple things — like turning off your computer and unplugging your cell phone chargers when not in use.  What kind of incentives are there for solar and is it worth it?  How much can you save by lowering the thermostat in winter months and raising it in the summer? And does a high efficiency toilet really save you money?  Your answers are clicks away.

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Pump Up Your MPG

03.26.14

Beth Gorman, Senior Program Manager, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) – PDEQ has launched a new Tire Inflation Education Program to encourage you…

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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 […]

05.14.14
Take a Deep Breath…And Read On!

I happen to believe that every single person I know, including me, takes our clean air  for granted.  Maybe if you have asthma or other kinds of breathing challenges, you might actually pay attention to air quality because it impacts your health. But for the rest of us, it’s just there.  Truth is that it […]

12.16.13
Do Zombies Carpool?

I believe it’s pretty safe to say that every human being (at least of the adult kind) uses the beginning of the New Year as a time to reflect, recommit and restart.  For me, it’s exciting to think about how I can help our Mrs. Green’s World partners spread the word about things they are committed […]

10.10.13
Are You Ready to Plug In?

If the  price of gas or your environmental conscious  has you thinking maybe it’s time to look into a car that runs on something other than petroleum, read on.   Tucson Clean Cities, a program established at Pima Association of Governments in 1998, is going strong, and has created a partnership of fleets, vehicle providers, […]

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Three Things About Tucson Electric Power Company

1. TEP’s Bright Solutions helps you save money, save energy, reduce your dependence on fossil fuel and helps preserve the planet (ultimately).
2. You can actually go to their website and indicate that you would like to purchase solar power in “blocks” of 150 kilowatt hours per month and that purchasing them protects you from any energy increases in the future.
3. TEP will help you determine how many blocks you can purchase based on a percentage of your annual usage. This is only ONE of the many Bright Solutions offered by TEP.