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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  

Common Dreams: Head of Prominent NGO Walks Out of Trump’s Davos Speech

 Protesting Trump's "shithole" comment and in solidarity with the people of Haiti—a "beautiful, unique, revolutionary nation" — co-founder of SOIL, NGO focused on sustainable sanitation and ecology, voices dissent at global gathering. Photo: Jorge Ribas. Read the full article in Common Dreams "In particular, [Sasha] Kramer's action was a response to the administration's recent decision to end protections afforded Haitian refugees living in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program as well as eye-witness reports that Trump  referred to Haiti, as well as other nations, as "shithole countries" during a White House ...

New York Times: Growing Interest in SOIL’s Sanitation Solution

Photo: Andrea Bruce, Noor "With water shortages around the world, there’s growing interest in [SOIL's] approach," writes Nicholas Kristof today's column for the New York Times. Writing from the World Economic Forum's Conference in Davos, he explains that social entrepreneurs like SOIL offer an "inspiring window into what can be accomplished" in our world. Read the article in The New York Times "Sasha Kramer works in Haiti to address two fundamental problems: a lack of toilets and declining soil fertility. Her organization, SOIL, charges customers a few dollars a month to provide and service composting toilets that turn human waste into safe ...

Lift Economy: Poop to the Rescue for Eroding Soils

Image: AJ+ Untreated human waste can do incredible harm to both public health and the environment. But can the power of poop be harnessed to rescue eroding soil and create sustainable livelihoods? Regular SOIL blog readers know the answer to that question is: yes! Dr. Sasha Kramer, SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director, sat down with our friends at Lift Economy for their podcast B the Change to chat about SOIL's work to develop social business models for the provision of household sanitation in vulnerable urban communities across Haiti. Listen to the Episode: Don't miss reading the article that accompanies the episode, which is available ...

BBC: Checking in with SOIL and the Problem Solvers

Photo Credit: BBC In early 2017, a team of journalists from the BBC traveled to Haiti to report on SOIL's work to transform dangerous human waste into an environmental solution: lush, organic compost! In a follow up to the interview and video that they published last year, BBC World Hacks' radio show checks back in with SOIL during their latest episode. Listen to the Podcast: Listen to the podcast below to learn about how SOIL's toilets fared in the face of the flooding that followed Hurricane Irma and about the findings of an upcoming World Bank report on SOIL's inclusive sanitation solution. Are you inspired by what you heard in the ...

In the Business of Change: Promoting Sustainable Sanitation in Haiti

As we kick off the New Year, we're doubling down on our commitment to expand access to safe and sustainable sanitation in Haiti and we were excited to join See Change's Elisa Birnbaum for an episode of their podcast, In the Business of Change, to talk more about it. In the episode, SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer recounts how SOIL blended principles from the fundamentals of ecology and human rights advocacy to build a holistic sanitation service that takes on a symptom of poverty, in this case a lack of access to sanitation, and transforms it into an environmental solution. If you've ever wondered about how SOIL started ...

World Bank Video: A Peek into SOIL’s Inclusive Sanitation Solution

Photo: Monica Wise  Across the world nearly one billion people reside in urban settlements with little or no access to sanitation, and with the rapid global urbanization that's currently underway, it's expected that 60% of the world will be urban dwelling by 2020. SOIL and fellow Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) practitioners are pioneering revolutionary sanitation technologies for growing global cities that - compared to traditional sanitation options in the cities where they operate - are safer, more resilient, and more sustainable due to the recovery of resources that happens through transformation of waste into valuable end products like ...

USAID: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer had the opportunity to join in on a USAID Q&A series on women entrepreneurs who are taking on some of the word's most pressing problems. In the interview, Sasha shared the story of SOIL's development, her personal journey as an entrepreneur, and advice she has to share with girls who dream of becoming entrepreneurs themselves. From the Interview: "I traveled to Haiti in 2004 in the wake of a coup as a human rights observer, never dreaming that nearly 15 years later I would still be living and working in a country that I love so dearly and have devoted myself to. As I came to know Haiti and ...

Lessons on Restoring Depleted Soil from Haiti

Photo: Vic Hinterlang Too often, the story of Haiti begins and ends with the problems facing the country. However, there are stories, largely untold, about the work being done to address Haiti’s interconnected issues and create lasting change. SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer shared one of these stories in a guest authored piece for RSF Social Finance's Quarterly Publication last month. From the Article:  "SOIL is tackling Haiti’s sanitation and soil fertility crises by pioneering an innovative and earth-replenishing technology that is spreading across the world. Ecological sanitation (EcoSan) solutions capture nutrients that are ...