New Publication Links Container-Based Sanitation and Human Rights

Haiti's sanitation system leaves 19% of urban households without improved sanitation access. CBS systems can help expand access while also creating safer jobs in Haiti.  At SOIL, our strategic objectives are informed by careful research and data. We are also committed  to understanding the human rights implications of the work we do. We are pleased to share a recent publication, in partnership with researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, and published in H2Open Journal, that explores the potential for container-based sanitation (CBS) as a ...

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June 2022 Newsletter: Haiti in the News – Understanding the Historical Context

Aerial view of Cap-Haitien, Haiti. As an organization working in Haiti for over 15 years, we have become very familiar with the term “Haitian resilience” as an expression to capture the enduring spirit and strength of Haitians amidst the ongoing challenges faced by the small island nation.  However, this term doesn’t even begin to  capture the two centuries of determination for social justice and equality that have been obstructed by the prevailing global powers and the continued economic colonization of the country. We see Haitian resilience everyday, in forms ...

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SOIL Board Member, Tanvi Nagpal, featured in DEVEX

SOIL Board Member and Sr. Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins, Tanvi Nagpal, recently shared an opinion piece on the online media platform, Devex, titled Why localization is the only way forward in Haiti. Nagpal explains that given Haiti’s current situation, localizing development is the only practical and effective way forward as the country struggles with increased political uncertainty, violence and food and fuel shortages. The piece highlights three actions that the donors and policymakers should take: Redefine local capacity. Support ...

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Following the Science with Carbon Credits: SOIL at the Global Water Summit

SOIL’s Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, attended the Global Water Summit Water-Positive Zero Carbon conference in Madrid in May, delivering a keynote address in the Opening Plenary session and joining a panel discussion on “Monetising Carbon for SDG6”. The Global Water Summit brings together industry experts from the public and private sector with the goal to map out a better future for water through global political commitment and climate action to create transformational change for our valuable water resources. The conference offered interesting insight and ...

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Meet Sadouddly

The SOIL team is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Waste Treatment Manager at our composting facility in Mouchinette. Sadouddly Michael Lambert is stepping into this position in the place of our long-time manager, Job Etienne, who is retiring from SOIL. Sadouddly joined SOIL a little over a month ago, and we recently had the opportunity to sit down and learn more about him and his responsibilities.   Tell us a little about yourself: I was born in Ouanaminthe, and I grew up in Cap-Haitien. I moved to the Dominican Republic to study electromechanical engineering at ...

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Avi Rekritman: Manadjè Senyò Vant

Avi Rekritman:  Manadjè Senyò Vant Esplikasyon Jeneral  Rezime:  SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfome deche an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pu lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sevis twalet inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen pliske 1800 kliyan nan zon Kap-Ayisyen anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyelman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpos ...

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Deriving financial benefit from SOIL’s climate mitigation action: is it possible?

Ground-breaking research on SOIL’s ecological sanitation service, published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, investigated the potential for container-based sanitation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other traditional waste treatment methods. The research revealed that SOIL’s service and method off off-site waste treatment effectively mitigates significant and measurable greenhouse gas emissions. The research is an exciting development for the sanitation sector and opens up the opportunity to explore carbon credits as a way to derive financ...

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Happy Earth Day!

Our mission is rooted in making the planet a better place for all of us. This takes bold, innovative ideas and actions that protect both the people and the planet we inhabit. We hope you join us this Earth Day in supporting SOIL’s work to provide safely-managed sanitation service to support climate-resilient solutions for Haiti, and around the globe. How does SOIL’s container-based sanitation service protect the planet? Water conservation SOIL’s household toilet conserves more than 19,000 gallons of scarce water resources each year relative to a flush toilet. ...

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SOIL Spring Fundraiser: Invest in our Planet

Let's Invest in our Planet and People! SOIL is proud to be a part of the work to sustain the balance between life and land through our holistic, zero-waste approach to sanitation in Haiti. But, we can't do it alone and we need your support! Join us this Spring as we fundraise to support the critical work we are doing to expand climate-positive, ecological sanitation in Haiti. Through May 22nd, 2022 we are trying to raise $25,000 to expand access to our life-saving sanitation service to vulnerable urban populations. What's more, our giveback partner and ...

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Increasing Impact with EkoLakay Public Toilets

SOIL staff member with public toilet In early 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOIL began collaborating with the Cap-Haitien Meri (Mayor’s office) to support emergency response efforts for the pandemic. At the request of the Meri, SOIL was asked to provide and manage a public toilet option at the central market in the city to help ensure access to much needed safe sanitation and handwashing. And, while public toilets may seem counterintuitive in warding off a pandemic, the alternative of having no access to sanitation and the possibility of potentially ...

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