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!

Mrs. Green's News


07.31.17
Make Monday Matter

We are all familiar with the Monday morning blues. I woke up this morning and said to myself “okay, here goes.” Then I took a deep breath and decided to make a different choice. How about Make Monday Matter? #MMM? So here are a few thoughts I’d like to share about how we could all […]

06.02.17
SEWAGE BREWAGE (or Poo Beer)

I don’t know where to begin telling this story. Let’s start with my observation about microbreweries. It seems that in every city I have visited lately, microbreweries are taking the world by storm with specialty brews in abundance. But imagine my surprise when I…

05.03.17
IS GREEN HIP?

My sincere and heartfelt thanks for the amazing and much appreciated feedback about my last newsletter – On Mind, Body, Spirit: Earth Day 2017. It felt great and made me believe that it is something many of us are hungry for. Hope you are remembering to feed your soul. Gentle reminders to follow.

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 […]

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. Did you know that the Fairfax Companies‘ recycled garden and landscape division is called Tank’s Green Stuff and that over 70,000 tons of valuable landscape “waste” materials are recycled annually?
  2. And did you know that the leading compost organization in the nation, US Composting Council, named Tank’s Green Stuff the “2016 Composter of the Year” for its Tank’s 100% Organic Compost, a premium organic soil amendment for all garden and landscape uses?
  3. The Fairfax Companies can recycle STYROFOAM (and other types of foam like polyethylene), using their densifier equipment which removes the air from the foam, so that it can be shipped efficiently and made into new recycled plastic products. Gotta love that all day long! Check them out.