The Cleanup DePue Website & Video Campaign

CleanupDePue.org is a website I built for the village of DePue, Illinois, one of the worst environmental superfund disaster sites in the United States. The town was left with hundreds of tons of toxic waste thanks to ExxonMobil and CBS/Viacom shutting down their factories. The site was a lot of work to build but fun too. A team of interns at Northwestern University helped enter the data by hand.

Some of my favorite features of the site besides the interactive contamination map are a virtual video tour of the town and an “ask residents” virtual interview (inspired by a similar mechanism I built on the Protect Our Defenders website).


Incidentally I also shot most of the video that appears on the site and edited it too.

Client: Village of DePue, Illinois/Northwestern University/Groundswell Educational Films, NFP