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

Greener Habits = More Green in Your Wallet

01.18.18

There really are small changes in our behaviors that we can make that will result in good things for the planet and our budget. Leslie will share with us Energy Efficiency seasonal tips on heating, on,…

Mrs. Green's News


01.22.18
The Turtle and the Ten Year Old

  Anyone who knows me can imagine my sheer and boundless delight when I received the email below from a precious and very bright young person named Ava – age 10! She sent me an essay she wrote for school about a topic near and dear to my heart: plastic straws!! I am truly a […]

12.19.17
BEST OF SHOW: Celebrating 10 Years of Making an Impact

Gina Murphy-Darling, Founder and CEO Mrs. Green’s World – Ten years ago, Gina Murphy-Darling said “yes”. She stepped into a role that she felt called to fulfill – being a vessel of education…

12.01.17
FRESH START IN 2018: 4 Questions to Get Going!

This newsletter I am inviting you to think about sustainability from the very core of your being – not in a heavy way but in a light “something fresh to think about” kind of way. I am inviting you to take some time to reflect and think about what a fresh start for the New Year looks like for you. I am inviting you to put some thought into what you want your life to look…

08.25.17
CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: THE BIG LIE?

Or is it Just Not Enough?

I have to admit when my friend Molly sent us a link to an article that started out with these lines: “Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world” I was taken aback. How can this be? But…

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.