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The 5 Rs
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The "5Rs" are an exploration of the themes Respect, Rethink,
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These Earth-loving actions allow us to reduce
our impact on our Earth and add deeper meaning and joy to our lives.
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Do I Smell Fries?
Our friend and We the Planet tour collaborator, Trevitt Schultz, shares some ideas about the fourth R, "Reuse."
I’ve been living a dream come true — a dream about
a bus named “Unifried.” A while back, while I was
chatting with my good friends John and Steve, John told us
that he wanted to run a bus on vegetable oil and drive it around
the country. Immediately, we were excited to help him. Our
partnership led to a magical and inspiring adventure. You really
can drive around the country on vegetable oil!
Vegetable grease, ready to burn clean! Photo by Joni Mitchell
Any diesel engine can be run on grease. In fact, when the
inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel, first demonstrated
his engine at the World Fair in
1898, it was running on peanut oil. By running on old fryer grease from restaurants,
we can reuse one industry’s trash and turn it into an environmentally
friendly fuel source for a vehicle that would otherwise be considered a “gross
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