The Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) project, housed in CALS, recently produced a visual essay called Lakes, Cheese, and You, which was born of ideas generated by the WSC research team. The intent of the essay is to help consumers understand how they are connected to the predicament of phosphorus pollution in lakes, and how they can help solve it, through an important piece of the water-quality equation that is less often discussed: food choices. (Hint: Pizza is part of the story.)

The essay was put together using a platform called Story Maps, which was originally designed to tell stories with maps. It also works well for telling visual stories that incorporate compelling photos and videos.

WSC team members that contributed to the essay include Jenny Seifert, Eric Booth and Chris Kucharik.

View this essay here: