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SOIL Haiti at World Water Week 2016

Thanks to support from the Inter American Development Bank, SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, presented findings from SOIL's EkoLakay social business at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden in August. World Water Week is an annual event that convenes practitioners, experts, and innovators to share ideas, network, and develop new solutions. SOIL's work was featured as part of a panel discussion on water and sanitation as a business. You can watch Sasha's full talk on the livestream of the panel below. World Water Week: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean: Water and Sanitation as a Business: Constraints-Opportunities, Tuesday, August ...

SOIL’s Executive Director Awarded Ashoka Changemaker Fellowship

We are so proud to announce that SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, was selected as an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka Fellows are "pattern-changing social innovators" and "high-impact entrepreneurs" who are selected based on their creative solutions to the world's biggest social challenges. Sasha was selected for her work at SOIL building affordable, ecological, and sustainable solutions to the global sanitation crisis. With this award, Sasha joins a network of 3,000 Ashoka Fellows around the world working towards positive change. It's a huge honor for SOIL and for Sasha and we're incredibly grateful to our friends around the world who have ...

SOIL Wins National Energy Globe Award

We are proud to announce that SOIL was selected as the Energy Globe Award winner for Haiti in 2016. The Energy Globe Award is an international environmental prize awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies, and the conservation of resources. SOIL was recognized for our work creating a household toilet social business, EkoLakay, that is providing sustainable, dignified sanitation services to thousands of people living in Haiti's impoverished urban communities and setting a powerful example for how ecological sanitation can be affordably scaled globally. We are honored that EkoLakay was recognized by the ...

SOIL is Hiring: Engineering Consultant

SOIL is seeking an engineering consultant to oversee the construction of two new composting sites in Port-au-Prince. The first site will be an experimental site within the Haitian Sanitation Authority’s (DINEPA) waste treatment site. This site will be designed to facilitate SOIL’s research into the potential for treating latrine waste and sludge from the waste stabilization ponds by thermophilic co-composting with available agricultural wastes. The second site will be an operational site for SOIL designed to treat the waste of at least 25,000 families and modeled after a similar site that SOIL currently operates in Limonade. We are looking for ...

SOIL and Re.Source Co-Author Second Paper on Household Sanitation

Back in May we excitedly announced that we had co-authorized a paper with our collaborators at re.source sanitation (and you can check it out here). We now are pleased to say that the second paper from this collaboration has hit the press! As we started researching and planning our household sanitation service in Haiti, we became very aware of how little is known about user demand and perception for household ecological sanitation (EcoSan) services. Would our target customers even want these toilets? Would they be proud of them? Would they feel like they were modern or would they be put off by the new technology? What impact would these toilets ...

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SOIL is Hiring: Seeking an EkoLakay Project Manager

SOIL is seeking a full time EkoLakay Project Manager to support the scale up of SOIL’s social business pilot for providing sustainable household sanitation in Port-au-Prince. We are looking for someone passionate about researching, designing, implementing, and improving social business models for the sustainable private-sector provision of ecological sanitation services. Thank you for sharing this announcement widely and helping us find the right person to join our passionate and dynamic team! POSITION DESCRIPTION The full position description is on Idealist.org. APPLICATION PROCESS Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, ...

SOIL Love: The Summer of Awards

Most of the time it feels like we putter away in relative obscurity. We are a small grassroots organization getting a lot done on a little grit, good luck, and perseverance. But every so often we get a bit of recognition for our work and it feels great! And this summer we are have been truly blown away by a flurry of good news for SOIL. We are so honored to announce that this summer SOIL has earned not one but four incredible recognitions! Please join us in thanking the Stordalen Foundation and the Stockholm EAT Forum, the Humanitarian Water and Food Award committee, Sustainia, and the Prince's Responsible Business Network for honoring SOIL's ...

Equip SOIL for Success: We Need Your Help!

SOIL is busy these days! In Port-au-Prince, the office is buzzing with plans for rolling out the EkoLakay service, and in Cap-Haitien, SOIL staff are working at full speed to build and install over 100 household toilets every month. To keep up with these exciting developments, we need your help to meet five specific needs: new uniforms, improving our solar-power system, purchasing a new Poopmobile moto, grinding cover material to "flush" our toilets, and installing a solar-powered water pump. All of these activities are critical to the smooth and efficient scale-up of our EkoLakay toilet project. We ask you to please consider making a small ...

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