Ecocentricity Blog: What's a Pirate's Favorite Letter?

Feb 28, 2017 11:50 AM ET
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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

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If you’ve been reading Ecocentricity for some time, you’ve learned that I’m a sucker for puns. I like them almost as much as my son likes his pacifier. Teehee.

Basically, I’m a fan of all one-liners, dad jokes, well-timed puns and ironic statements. If you can make something funny in a sentence or two, I’m for it. It’s probably why Mitch Hedberg is my favorite comedian. “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.” The man, rest his soul, was a genius.

And so I’ll start the real substance of this post by referencing an enjoyable bit of irony. Remember the three R’s of education? Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic. Apparently we need a longer list before Spelling shows up on it.

Environmentalism has its own version of the three R’s, and I bet you’ve heard of them: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. All good things in our collective effort to create a zero-waste society. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

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