The sustainability initiative "Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen?" ("So What Are We Going To Do?") and Vrij Nederland asked me to create a series of comics as part of their campaign to positively inspire young people to tackle climate change in their daily lives. Each 2-page comic follows a ~25 minute podcast from a series by Inge Janse, in which different experts weigh in on the subject, offering practical advice and insight.
The "Spoedcursus Verduurzaming" ("Crashcourse Sustainability") contains 7 steps or episodes towards becoming a true sustainability hero, but they can be viewed in any order. The production appeared on Vrij Nederland on January 17th 2019 and included the podcast, comics, and a quiz to give readers a starting point in the series.
Check out the entire publication on www.vn.nl/spoedcursus, or scroll down below for the comics (Dutch). To read more about the podcast series and the making of this transmedial form of journalism, I recommend this article on De Nieuwe Reporter by Inge Janse and Ties Joosten (Dutch).
The "Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen?" campaign eventually also included a documentary series by KRCO-NCRV/Brandpunt+, articles, and the highlight: a festival on February 9th that sold out. Kicking it all off was the spoken word below by Sticks (Opgezwolle), whose lyrics initially inspired the name of the campaign.
Suffice to say I am very proud and happy to have been a small part of this, and hope to find more projects with the same level of honesty, optimism and impact in the future. Big thanks to Ties Joosten, Inge Janse and Guido van Lier for the wonderful collaboration.