The Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with SMITH magazine, has launched a new project to highlight creative six-word essays about the environment.
If you aren’t familiar with them, six-word essays are phrases made up of six words that capture a story or an idea in a short creative way.
Some examples of six-word stories from the EPA include:
- Many nations. One planet. Our home.
- Healthier families, cleaner communities, stronger America.
- Breathe; A moment in nature. Breathe!
You can submit your own six word essay for a chance to have it featured on the EPA homepage and social media channels.
Conserve water. Plant more. Waste less.
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Watch this time-lapsed video of one of the country’s largest and least sustainable cities, Las Vegas, as it inexorably expands and sucks up the resources around it.
Don´t just check this one articel out, there are lots of interesting articles and ideas on the website such as Eco-Tourism Or Eco-Terrorism? and
Tourism, Globalisation and Sustainable Development
This is actually a really good book by Alan Weisman about what would happen to the world if human beings just simply vanished. What would happen to our buildings and cities, the landscape, animal populations and more if human maintenance and pressure just disappeared… It is very eye-opening and some of it is very surprising! A fantastic read I highly recommend. Find out more here.
I’d like to take a minute to point out that this book is so good that sexyactionplanet borrowed it and NEVER GAVE IT BACK. To be fair, it is an excellent read and a real eye opener.
Seconding (or thirding, or howevermany-ing) this recommendation. GREAT BOOK! We were very, very fortunate to have the great and brilliant Sharman Apt Russell review it for us when it came out.