3 results for author: Corinne Coe


SOIL's 2012 calendar available soon!

SOIL's 2012 calendar is at the printer! It was designed by the amazing Mimi Jorling, a friend and volunteer of SOIL, who lives in New York City but also volunteers for a local organization in Cabaret, just outside Port-au-Prince. The 2012 calendar follows the EcoSan cycle, featuring gorgeous photos of the elements of EcoSan- people, toilets, compost and agriculture. This year we chose to print the calendars on high post-consumer content 100% recycled paper using only low-impact soy and vegetable based inks. The calendars were printed by Greenerprinter in Berkeley, California and will be available beginning December 7th. As in the past, we kindly ask ...

Smart Planet: Safe sanitation systems close the loop on poop by Mary Catherine O'Connor

By Mary Catherine O'Connor in Smart Planet, November 19, 2011 Today is the 10th annual World Toilet Day. Sponsored by the Singapore-based World Toilet Organization, the event is meant to build awareness about the risks that lack of sanitation present to the physical, emotional and psychological health of 2.6 billion people around the world. Fortunately, poor sanitation is receiving an increasing amount of attention from NGOs, academics and other problem-solvers around the world. But there’s time to waste, since lack of hygiene contributes to diarrheal diseases that claim the lives of 1.5 million poor children each year. Earlier this year, The ...

SOIL has its sixth, last and most fruitful EcoSan Training of 2011!

On Thursday, November 10th, twenty-four enthusiastic individuals representing local, national and international organizations came together in Port-au-Prince to learn ecological sanitation principles and best practices in a day-long training lead by SOIL staff. This year SOIL began a series of training sessions to introduce other NGOs and individuals to ecological sanitation technology whereby human waste is collected and composted for use in agriculture and reforestation efforts across Haiti. The response was overwhelming with nearly every session at or above capacity. SOIL’s commitment to the people of Haiti is decidedly inclusive and we are proud ...