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

Five Fun Ways to Incorporate Upcycled Furniture in Your Home

02.22.17

Kristy Soracco, Habitat for Humanity Tucson – Just in time for spring cleaning, Kristy joins us from the HabiStore to talk about some clever ways people have incorporated up-cycled…

Mrs. Green's News


04.18.17
Mindfulness: A Blessing or a Burden?

I remember a time, that now seems very long ago, when I would wake up in the morning and start my day with the regular routine. You know the drill – go take care of Nature’s business, take a shower, brush my teeth, apply skin care and make-up (pretty minimal for me), dry my hair […]

11.25.16
Trash is for Tossers!

Lauren Singer, Founder & Waste Free Planet Preserver: Meet Lauren Singer – she lives a zero waste life in New York City of all places. Two transformative moments/events showed up in Lauren’s…

11.16.16
Know Where to Throw Your Holiday Waste?

Cristina Polsgrove, City of Tucson Environmental Services Public Information Officer – Trust me when I say Cristina does have the ALL answers and knows where to throw! Between Thanksgiving…

01.19.16
Test Your Recycling IQ

  Waste contamination is a big issue for most municipalities. Putting the wrong thing into your recycling bin comes with a cost which can easily be remedied with just a little bit of investigation. What’s a person to do? Listen to this show! I so enjoyed my time with and learning from Andy Quigley from the […]

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 Fairfax Companies

1. Fairfax Companies is THE leader in southern Arizona for construction waste recycling. Their stated mission is “dedication to improving the environment through innovative and creative business practices”.
2. The Fairfax Companies take ALL of the following: construction and demolition debris, inert materials, green waste, recyclable materials, LANDSCAPE materials, aggregate materials.
3. They do LEED certification documentation. The Fairfax Companies is locally owned and supports numerous charitable organizations in our community.