Ocean Conservancy

A Citizen’s Toolkit: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

We won a Sappi Ideas that Matter grant to develop on-the-ground materials that help the local community impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Collaborating with the Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf of Mexico Office we designed a 5-piece toolkit that includes: a custom folder, three booklets (on the themes of the Gulf’s treasures, ecological problems, and OC’s restoration approach), plus a helpful pocket guide with citizens’ resources and a jargon translator. The design emphasizes the interconnection between Gulf habitats and communities, and the need for an equally integrated restoration process.

Winner of 2010 Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant for “Relief, Restoration & Reform”

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico overview

An overview of kit parts

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico overview

The three thematic booklets are staggered on the right side of the folder. The pocket guide is inserted on the left.

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico overview

Individual booklets can be opened and read as chapters, or removed and distributed separately.

Restoring the Gulf of Mexico centerfold

A fold-out map of the Gulf highlights treasures, problems, and sites of interest.