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Blavity: Combatting the Legacy of Environmental Racism in Haiti

Photo Credit: Vic Hinterlang Far too often discussions about environmental degradation and the global climate crisis miss the mark when it comes to the legacy of colonialism and racism. Though Haiti's geographical location and topological features certainly increase the nation's physical vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, the degree of environmental degradation and environmental vulnerability in Haiti is anything but natural. How this Org is Helping Haitians Reclaim their Land by Working to Combat Environmental Racism | Blavity It is neither normal nor natural that Haiti, a country with a negligible direct contribution to ...

Video: Composting Waste Treatment | Narrated by David Attenborough

SOIL was honored to be recognized last year by the UN Momentum for Change as an inspiring and replicable solution to the global climate crisis. A new video following their visit to northern Haiti helps to tell the story of why SOIL was chosen and how our team is taking a tricky public health challenge and - with a little grit, creativity, and dedication - transforming it into a solution for environmental restoration and resilience. Click below to watch the video and take a moment to let us know what you think in the comment section below. You might just recognize the voice of one of our very favorite environmental advocates narrating the video as ...

RFI talks Public Health with SOIL

What impact does environmental degradation have on public health in Haiti? Last month, SOIL's Port-au-Prince EkoLakay Director, Beverly Pierre, had the opportunity to answer that question on one of the world's most widely broadcast radio stations, Radio France Internationale (RFI). Joining other advocates and practitioners in the public health field, Beverly explains to listeners how SOIL is working to transform a public health crisis in Haiti into an environmental solution with each EkoLakay toilet we operate and every pound of agricultural compost we produce. Beverly also discusses the impact she sees that the intersecting environmental and ...

ReThink: Cities Without Sewers

Photo: Caleb Alcénat/Labelimage for Project #WasteNot (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

El País: How SOIL and Other Initiatives are Protecting the Planet

"The first time that Sasha Kramer traveled to Haiti, as a human rights observer after the 2004 coup, she was stunned by the lack of sanitation and waste management in the country,"writes Rocío Aguilera Vazquez for El País, one of Spain's most prominent newspaper. "Since then, she and community leaders created a project to build compost toilets that have now been recognized by the United Nations almost 15 years later for providing solutions to climate change." In conversation about SOIL's recent Momentum for Change prize win, Sasha shared with Rocío that "SOIL is tremendously honored to have won the [award] in recognition of the work that [SOIL] ...

Tree Hugger: How SOIL’s Humble Toilet is Improving Health in Haiti

Photo: Vic Hinterlang Earlier this month at the 2018 Lush Spring Prize award ceremony, where SOIL was honored to receive the Established Project award in recognition of our regenerative sanitation work, we had the chance to chat with TreeHugger's Katherine Martinko on why we believe that a solution to one of the world's most pressing challenges lies in one of nature's most fundamental ecological processes. Martinko writes that she "came away from the interview feeling amazed at the idea that something as humble as a toilet can combat cholera, create employment, boost crop yields to feed a hungry population, sequester carbon, and increase resilie...

Sasha Kramer and Tony Loyd on Sustainable Sanitation Solutions

"SOIL’s (ecological sanitation) waste treatment facilities treat and transform more than 500 tons of human waste annually, providing a powerful example of how to affordably and effectively increase access to sustainable sanitation services worldwide," writes Tony Loyd, who welcomed SOIL's Dr. Sasha Kramer to join him in conversation last month on his podcast dedicated to sharing stories of solutions flourishing around the world. Want to learn more? Follow this link to listen to their discussion on SOIL's journey, our lessons learned, and - ultimately - what we're working towards here in Haiti. Support SOIL Other Recent SOIL Coverage  

INKLINE: How SOIL is Chasing the Sustainable Sanitation Dream

Photo: Tony Marcelli "Through EcoSan, SOIL is able to simultaneously tackle two of Haiti’s most pressing issues: providing access to sanitation for the people of Haiti and producing an endless supply of organic compost for agriculture and reforestation in Haiti." SOIL's Business Development Director, Leah Nevada Page Jean, sat down with INKLINE to talk all things SOIL: from our founding in 2006 to our current work to create a model for sanitation provision that can be replicated across the world. Click here to read the full article and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! Support SOIL Other Recent SOIL Coverage ...

Juno7: All About SOIL’s Organic Compost

SOIL's lush, organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, works to mitigates the impacts of climate change, rebuilds soil health, and helps farmers increase their yields in Haiti. As we produce more and more compost,  we've been excited to collaborate with Konsome Lokal, an organization working promote local Haitian products, to reach new markets and customers for the soil amendments. After attending one of their fair's featuring 100% local Haitian products last month, we sat down with Juno7 to talk all about our compost. Excerpts from the Interview: "SOIL works to create social business models that provide sanitation, treat waste, and produce compost. We hope ...

New York Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Photo: Vic Hinterlang "To prevent carbon from causing misery and destruction, perhaps we just need to change its location. Perhaps we can find a way to pull it from the air and restore it to the earth," writes the New York Times in a new article that features the research of SOIL's longtime collaborator, Dr. Rebecca Ryals. The article documents recent groundbreaking studies into how improving the health of soil through compost amendments may be one of the most promising tools we may have at our disposal to combat climate change. SOIL has worked with Dr. Ryals for years to better understand how, by producing nutrient-rich compost, SOIL's ...