The First Truly Comprehensive History of Non-Renewable Energy Disasters and Their Toll
Counterspill.org serves as the communication war room for Counterspill, an organization determined to provide a one-stop, multi-tiered communication resource to create and respond to energy industry narratives. It is the also first site ever to pull together the history of the last 100 years of non-renewable energy disasters.
The site doesn't just detail the history of non-renewable energy disasters. It weaves together reporting, research, social media, viral content and community engagement, and thereby serves as an educational tool, educating visitors to the true cost of our ongoing global dependency on non-renewable energy sources.
The site is built on a flexible Drupal admin and features cutting edge JQuery techniques. Every aspect is built to be extendible, administrable and viewable across a number of devices. A rich interactive map, which allows visitors to filter and search disasters, also allows Counterspill staff to add news of new disasters as they occur. Disaster profiles include rich media timelines to display threaded content aggregated from a variety of feeds and sources. The site is constantly changing, growing and adapting to counter the spin of large energy interests.
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Press & Awards
Winner 2012 Webby Award: Activism, Green, People's Choice Award for Activism
The District Two ADDY Awards, Gold, Websites, Consumer HTML, 2012
The Philadelphia ADDY Awards, Gold, Websites, Consumer HTML, 2012
Their article: Five Webby Winners to Watch featured Counterspill, "The site's scope is impressive. Not only does it track such recent events as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the accident at Fukushima nuclear plant, but it also documents historical events dating all the way back to the 1940s."