“There is no such thing as waste; every
molecule, every organism is valuable, even excrement.” – Sasha Kramer
As part of a
reporting program devoted supporting innovative development journalists, Grégoire
Belhoste and William Thorp spent time with SOIL at our Port-au-Prince facility
last year to better understand the history and
process of SOIL’s regenerative urban sanitation service.
The beautiful feature piece in Society Magazine explores SOIL’s history, the “poop loop” cycle, and why we believe that sanitation is a human right. Baudelaire ...
Last summer, SOIL began an experiment
that evaluated the potential of another waste to resource technology at our
compost site: flies! The study looked at breeding black soldier fly (BSF) larvae
for use as chicken feed. The goal of the research was to determine whether we
could successfully grow BSF larvae, which feed on waste, at our Cap-Haïtien
waste treatment site. If successful, the production of BSF larvae to sell as
chicken feed could become an additional stream of revenue for SOIL’s waste
treatment operations. The research, led by SOIL Research Associate ...
Se nourrir grâce aux selles“Rien ne se perd, tout se transforme.” L’ONG haïtienne SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) l’a bien compris et a trouvé une idée plutôt originale pour produire du compost et lutter contre les maladies… 💩Posted by AJ+ français on Monday, 23 December 2019
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Other Recent SOIL Coverage
For a recently published feature about SOIL’s lifesaving sanitation service, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Green America interviewed SOIL Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Sasha Kramer about what led her to co-found SOIL, the connection between sanitation and agriculture, and the innovation behind SOIL’s revolutionary composting waste treatment facility.
“addresses a wide range of basic human rights issues such as access to food,
access to sanitation, and living in a clean environment.” And, as Dr.
Kramer shared with Kevin, “sanitation and food ...
As momentum grows across the planet for climate-positive sanitation solutions that harness the power of nature instead of depleting it, it’s exciting to see an increase in prominent media coverage of the regenerative sanitation revolution. A new article in the Guardian spotlights the growing trend of no-flush dry toilets across the globe and highlights the incredible opportunity ahead of global cities to capture nutrients from waste.
“In the UK, flushing the loo accounts for nearly a third of
household water consumption. We
SOIL intern, Wenley Moïse, extracting samples from the liquid filters installed underneath SOIL's composting bins to take to the lab for testing.
SOIL loves providing opportunities for students in Haiti to work with our team and gain valuable hands-on experience in the sanitation sector to help jumpstart their careers. Over the past six months, SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals has been conducting a study on optimal composting conditions at our waste treatment facilities. The study looks at whether
using different lining materials (concrete vs. a natural ...
One of SOIL's team members rocking protective equipment to keep dust out of his eyes while hard at work with our new bonzodè grinder!
Creole the word bonzodè means “good smell,” and that’s just
what it does! What is it? Bonzodè is
the cover material used as the “flush” in SOIL’s water-free household toilets. When a family
on SOIL’s sanitation services uses their in-home toilet, they add a handful of bonzodè and it works its magic to prevent
flies, ensure good smells, and aid in the composting process once waste makes
its way to our ...
Every day SOIL’s team is fighting to provide access to lifesaving sanitation services that defend against disease, nurture local economies, and help combat malnutrition. In the face of a persistent political crisis in Haiti, the need for holistic and durable community-based solutions is more urgent than ever before.
This Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to launch a matching donation drive to DOUBLE the impact of your generosity. Your support is critical as we work to cultivate a more resilient future for vulnerable communities ...