Have you ever heard of six-word essays or flash fiction? It's a unique genre of writing that focuses on sharing a meaningful story or idea in just six words. The idea of very short stories began before the digital age, but has begun to thrive recently as people share their stories and essays via social networks. The EPA felt that the six-word essay would be a great way to celebrate the environment. The Unites States EPA has launched the Six Words for the Planet project in partnership with SMITH Magazine.
Last week marked the celebration of World Wetlands Day. Wetlands come in many forms and go by many ways. Wetlands are some of the most important resources for migratory birds such as ducks, geese, and sandhill cranes. They also support moose, black bears, lynx and other wildlife. Cranberries and blueberries also grow in bogs in the northern United States. Despite their many benefits, the United States looses about 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Help preserve and monitor wetlands near you by visiting the EPA's website.