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Environmental Ideas, Six Words at a Time

2012 April 27

By Jessica Orquina

It’s been three weeks since we launched Six Words for the Planet with SMITH Magazine and I’ve been delighted how many people shared their stories. I’ve enjoyed reading the thoughtful and creative six-word essays you’ve shared. Here are two of my favorites so far:

Perform a random act of sustainability.
George Sosa

Sweetest tweets still come from birds.
Melesha Owen

Earth Day may have gone by, but our collaboration with SMITH Magazine continues. I encourage each one of you to take a few moments, write Six Words for the Planet, and share your story.

For more information about Six Words for the Planet please read my previous blog post: Six Words for the Planet: What are Yours?

For inspiration to write your own Six Words for the Planet, watch the slideshow below!

Do you have Six Words for the Planet to share? Go to www.smithmag.net/planet and submit your six-word essay today!

About the author: Jessica Orquina works in the Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education as the social media lead for the agency. Prior to joining EPA, she served as a public affairs specialist at another federal agency and is a former military and commercial airline pilot. She lives, works, and writes in Washington, DC.

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28 Responses leave one →
  1. Lina-EPA permalink
    April 27, 2012

    Jessica,

    I love the slide show!!!!!!! The combination of poems and photos is very inspiring! Hope it motivates others to contribute to this project!

    Lina

  2. Jessica permalink*
    April 27, 2012

    Thanks Lina!

  3. April 28, 2012

    Welcome to our beautiful New Earth!

  4. April 28, 2012

    Great slideshow indeed, I also loved the comment about the tweets.
    Do you have a non-flash version of the slideshow?

  5. April 28, 2012

    :) thank you. i love this site.

  6. April 28, 2012

    I love the slide show very much

  7. April 29, 2012

    There are three key factors when thinking about how to recycle – The 3 R’s: reduce reuse recycle. You give me inspiration. Thank you!

  8. April 29, 2012

    Jessica you have shared some nice articles from SMITH’s Mag. I didn’t read it that you are sharing it from other authors I thought both of them were of yours, published there!

    Well why not you also contribute something there? One more question ! How we can create more awareness of Environmental drilldrown conditions on Social Media? Specially Facebook!

  9. April 29, 2012

    Jessica,

    I also agree. The slide show you provided is very good. Please keep updating new information,

    Andy D.

  10. April 30, 2012

    This is a really good initiative. I join Lina in saying that this is really inspiring and I hope that this will raise awareness about the importance of this issue. Our future is hanging in the balance…

    Antoun Sehnaoui

  11. April 30, 2012

    Wonderful initiative. I hope that more people would realize the seriousness of the issue and would start to care more. Amazing slideshow with so powerful message.

  12. Jessica - EPA permalink*
    May 3, 2012

    Thank you for all the supportive comments! I am glad this project has inspired people!

  13. May 11, 2012

    he combination of poems and photos is very inspiring! i just felt like a kid. beautiful memories come in ma mind with that!

  14. May 23, 2012

    watching the slideshow i understand how big beautiful strong is our planet… We have to work every day on protecting and loving it.

  15. June 5, 2012

    Amazing video, very inspiring, I loved it. Thank you Jessica.

  16. June 22, 2012

    Wonderful initiative. I hope that more people would realize the seriousness of the issue and would start to care more. Amazing slideshow with so powerful message.

  17. June 23, 2012

    Great idea. I have asked my Dutch followers on Twitter @TheoEdelman to do the same in The Netherlands.

  18. July 2, 2012

    I love the slide show very much.

  19. Jessica - EPA permalink*
    July 10, 2012

    Thanks for reading! I’m glad everyone enjoyed the slideshow.

    Jessica

  20. July 18, 2012

    at Jessica i like this too “Perform a random act of sustainability.”

  21. July 30, 2012

    Wonderful initiative. I hope that more people would realize the seriousness of the issue and would start to care more. Amazing slideshow with so powerful message.

  22. Mark Rea permalink
    September 12, 2012

    It’s wonderful slideshow indeed, I just thought I would have a few pictures to add…they could be of some use for the next year campaign maybe.

  23. Mark Rea permalink
    September 12, 2012

    I will try to upload the pictures to our website, once we got the new website for The Boardwalk ready.

  24. Sahis P. permalink
    March 31, 2013

    “one earth, one choice” : your slide is wonderfull.
    Is it possible to embedded it to facebook ou other ?

  25. العاب بنات permalink
    July 8, 2013

    at Jessica i like this too “Perform a random act of sustainability.”

  26. lajm-shqip.com permalink
    January 24, 2014

    It’s wonderful slideshow indeed!!!

  27. http://www.lajm-shqip.com permalink
    February 21, 2014

    Great!!! Wonderfulll!!!!

  28. fady permalink
    August 4, 2014

    “one earth, one choice” : your slide is wonderfull.
    Is it possible to embedded it to facebook ou other ?

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