We got 3 R’s…

Three, it’s a magic number,
Yes it is, it’s a magic number,
Because two times three is six,
And three times six is eighteen,
And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R.

We’ve got three R’s we’re going to talk about today.
We’ve got to learn to,
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Earth friendly days this week!
* Sunday March 21 – World Forestry Day
* Monday March 22 – World Water Day
* Tuesday March 23 – World Meteorological Day
* Saturday March 27 – Earth Hour – Global

This week is an important one, one to think back and look at what we’ve done to the environment. Along with Earth Week, which occurs from April 16 to April 22 (Earth Day), I think it’s a really good thing that so many people and companies are finally taking some real action. The Olympics, for example, had a large emphasis on sustainability, and there was a lot of talk prior to the actual games about how “green” the Olympics would actually be. I think in the end we did a pretty good job of at least trying to be as sustainable as possible, and keeping awareness about the fact that they were trying for a greener Games.

If you’re going to the market to buy some juice,
You’ve got to bring your own bags and you learn to reduce your waste.
Gotta learn to reduce.

Looking ahead to Earth Week, I think that the idea of such an unofficial, but nonetheless widely recognized week, where people take their own initiatives to organize events and activities in their own schools, neighborhoods, and cities is a really awesome one, because no one is really being told to do anything in the first place.

And if your brother or your sister’s got some cool clothes,
You could try them on before you buy some more of those,
Reuse, we’ve got to learn to reuse.

Just the fact that one of the things that most people wanted to talk more about in their blogs (in the student blogging challenge) was the environment, is really great. Looking around our school, I see posters up on the walls telling students to reuse water bottles, slides on the TVs reminding us of why our school is so clean (students and teachers actually cleaning up after themselves, as well as others), and posters telling us how easy it is to throw garbage in the can, instead of on the ground right next to the cans.

And if the first two R’s don’t work out,
And if you’ve got to make some trash,
Don’t throw it out,
Recycle, we’ve got to learn to recycle.

All in all, even though we have done a lot of damage to the environment, and are continuing to do so, there is a lot of initiative and action being taken to resolve that, and work towards a greener future. And I think we should be looking at the positives about this, instead of the negatives, because there is change happening, and that, if nothing else, is a good thing.

We’ve got to learn to,
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Because three it’s a magic number.
Yes it is, it’s a magic number.
3, 3, 3.
3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.
33, 30, 27, 24, 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, and,
3, it’s a magic number.

3 thoughts on “We got 3 R’s…

  1. Thanks, Kiko for your earth “month” promotion. I hope everyone gets the message.


  2. Kiko,

    You are too cool 😀

    That song is absolutely amazing, it made me very excited to read this post. I’m not sure how well I’ll be able to participate in Earth Hour on vacation, but I’m definitely going to give it a try. Of course, after reading your super awesome post, I realize I’m quite a bit behind on my posts for the blogging challenge =P


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