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Six Words for Planet Earth

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4/13/2012 —

Have you heard of six-word essays, also known as flash fiction? It is a unique way of writing that focuses on using only six words to share a meaningful story or idea. The idea of very short stories is thriving as people share their stories via social networks. A six-word essay on Planet Earth is a great way to celebrate the environment as we celebrate Earth Day!

In conjunction with the Laboratory for Civic Engagement, the Environmental Inquiry program at Penn State Brandywine is asking all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends from all Penn State campuses and beyond Penn State to submit a thoughtful/creative/inspiring string of six words about the Earth!  All submissions will be posted in the Penn State Brandywine Environmental Inquiry Twitter account http://twitter.com/psubw_envi and placed in Storify for an archive of our six words for 2012.

Please submit your six words on Twitter with the hashtag #psubw6words or through our online form, and we will post your six words for you! Although the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, Penn State will be hosting a University-wide celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 20. Please submit your six words by April 20 to be included in our collection.

Feel free to also submit your six words to SMITH Magazine's Six Words for the Planet (http://www.smithmag.net/planet/).  

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at: environmentalinquiry@bw.psu.edu.

--Laura Guertin

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