Walton Family Foundation
Environmental & Coastal
Envisioning our future coast.
As a family-led foundation established in 1987, the Walton Family Foundation focuses its work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in their home region and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. They have made it their mission to guide the foundation on its journey to create access to opportunity for people and communities, working closely with people at the root of the problem because, more often than not, those closest to the problem are usually closest to the solution. This project is a veritable example of working with key stakeholders to develop an impactful look into protecting what Mother Nature gave us.
Protecting Louisiana’s Coast, together.
The Walton Family Foundation approached us to develop a highly-engaging, interactive web experience that would educate the public on Louisiana’s land loss crisis and emphasize the importance of coastal restoration actions to be taken not in the future, but now. Our Future Coast leads with a video narrated by local renowned chef Isaac Toups who describes how growing up in Cajun country affected him, and the importance of preserving our coastal wetlands. Using scientist-led data and architect-rendered models, we crafted a narrative to tell this story from a perspective that is not frequently taken: that a more resilient and productive coast is actually possible for our future. This website will help to not only educate the public but also urge policymakers in Louisiana and beyond to get serious about confronting this crisis.
2020 AMERICAN WEB DESIGN award winner