Mercy Corps Action Center
Can we end world hunger in our lifetime?
Mercy Corps believes we can, if people understand the causes and work together on the solutions. Working with the international development and relief organization, ESI designed a public space and web experience that gives visitors the tools and inspires them to act for social change — whether they commit a minute, a day, a week or a lifetime.
The Action Center evokes the field stations that Mercy Corps operates in dozens of countries around the globe. Visitors learn about hunger crises, evaluate the causes, explore solutions and finally take action (both at the center and back in their own communities).
The Action Center also demonstrates the intrinsic connection between environmental and social responsibility. During construction, ESI turned to Old City Building Center and Louisiana Green Corps in New Orleans, a training program for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. They constructed the center’s shelving and furniture out of wood salvaged from buildings destroyed by the storm. The Action Center itself achieved LEED Platinum certification.