This cartoon from Japan for Sustainability succinctly summarizes the importance of “the 3 R’s” in ranking order. Too often people are focused on Recycling. Reducing is much much more important: it doesn’t take much common sense to figure out that you make a much bigger environmental impact by simply using less. What a concept!
Estimated amount by which per-gallon gas prices would change if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge were drilled: -4¢
Source: Harper’s Index August 2008