The iconic June 2018 issue of National Geographic focused on single-use plastic and its devastating impact on the environment, particularly our oceans and waterways. With nine million tons of plastic waste entering the ocean each year, NatGeo felt compelled to act. Their approach? Planet or Plastic, a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic trash crisis.
Artemis Ward joined National Geographic in this mission by designing and developing the digital extension of a public engagement campaign that would live well beyond the publication date of the print magazine. Our work culminated in the Planet or Plastic Pledge, a website where users define and declare their own commitments to help reduce single-use plastics. Built to accommodate an array of region-specific pages, the site allows NatGeo to deploy targeted content strategies in countries around the world in order to inspire change at a truly global scale.