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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 ...

Juneau Empire: How Human Waste Can Be Transformed into Resources

Gavin McNicol, Junior Jules Francois and Denis Darline are photographed at SOIL Haiti’s composting site near Cap-Haïtien (Tucker Cahill Chambers) Around two million people, mostly women and children, die each year from diarrhea caused by preventable waterborne diseases. The majority of people lacking access to improved sanitation necessary to prevent these deaths live in rapidly growing informal settlements in the developing world, like the neighborhoods SOIL serves in Haiti. But disparities exist everywhere, including in rural Alaska where 18% of people don't have access to safe sanitation and traditional sewer systems, which exist throughout ...

The Guardian: Life without Toilets

Photo: Andrea Bruce, NOOR Images Last year, award winning professional photographer Andrea Bruce came to visit SOIL in Northern Haiti to document our work to expand access to lifesaving sanitation in urban communities. Since then, she has traveled the world to shed light on the global sanitation crisis and the resulting photo essay, which was commissioned by National Geographic, has gone on to win first prize in the Pictures of the Year award. See the Photos Don't miss the Guardian's piece on the series, including a shout-out to SOIL's transformative sanitation solution. Are you interested in seeing more of Andrea's photos of SOIL? Visit this page ...

Ozy: Why Cities are Starting to Shun Sewers

Photo: Vic Hinterlang It's time to think outside the sewer, writes Alia Dharssi for Ozy in a new article on how sanitation practitioners like SOIL are leading the way for a global sanitation revolution. "Globally, more than 1 billion people live in slums with inadequate or no toilets. That condition is spawning a health crisis, with research linking poor sanitation to the transmission of diseases like cholera, malnutrition and intestinal worms. Less than 10 percent of wastewater is treated in some countries such as Lebanon and Cambodia, according to a 2017 United Nations report. But modern sewer systems, which cost millions to build and ...

RT on Haiti and SOIL with Dr. Sasha Kramer

SOIL Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer recently had the honor of joining Commissioner Bart Chilton for an in-depth interview on RT's Boom Bust. They dove into the origins of SOIL's work, the intersection of ecological principles and liberation theology, and the long-term impact that climate related catastrophes have had across Haiti. What's next on the horizon for SOIL and the sanitation sector at large? How can viewers at home who are inspired by SOIL's work play a role in helping grow SOIL's impact? Watch the video: Support SOIL Other Recent SOIL Coverage  

Hub Culture: An Interview with SOIL’s Sasha Kramer

"This year at Davos, there's a new global risk report and three of the five major risks are environmental ones: natural disasters, climate change, and water scarcity," says SOIL's Dr. Sasha Kramer in an interview with Edie Lush for Hub Culture. "[SOIL] is  working on designing a technology that not only provides a dignified toilet, but also addresses all of these risks." Don't miss a great discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, the toilet of the future, and the disparaging remarks that President Trump made about Haiti last month. Watch the Full Interview:  Support SOIL Other Recent SOIL Coverage