Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Nature for Wednesday, March 6:

SECOND-HAND STORES are booming as more and more people look for the environmentally friendly ansd, perhaps, economical approach to reuse of everything from desks to clothing. Tony Paniagua reports.

RECYCLING REDUCES LANDFILL needs, and local governmental and environmental officials discuss the benefits. Georgia Davis interviews Joan Lionetti, director of Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and Ursula Kramer, director of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.

MENTION MONSOONS IN MARCH, and the average Tucsonan will wonder. Unless it's the weatherman making that mention. Georgia Davis interviews J.J. Brost, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service in Tucson.

A GOLDEN GOOSE is growing in the village of Catalina north of Tucson. It's a thrift store that has collected nearly $5 million in a decade that has funded a range of programs in the area. Georgia Davis interviews Golden Goose General manager Stephanie Urdiales.