A record setting summer

Summer is in full swing and for SOIL it has been a season brimming with activity. Not even the intensity of Haiti’s summer heat has been able to slow down the efforts of our tenacious crew!SOIL’s EkoLakay team in northern Haiti has just wrapped up two back-to-back months with record-setting toilet installations, bringing more than 140 new families onto the service across Cap-Haïtien. At the same time, our SOIL truck has been zipping back and forth between the airport and SOIL’s office with increasing regularity as the R&D branch of SOIL heads into a busy month ...

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“Priceless:” A Young Agronomist Tests SOIL Compost

Nitchenson Henry grew up in northwestern Haiti and now lives in Limonade, not far from SOIL’s composting site. He’s known what he wanted to do for a living for as long he can remember and is now proud to be working towards it as an agronomy student at a local university. Nitchenson’s hope is one that we share at SOIL: to find ways to restore soil health and agricultural productivity across Haiti. Look at that beautiful pepper! During a visit to SOIL’s composting site in northern Haiti for one of his college courses, Nitchenson had a chance to learn about ...

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New Paper: Reducing Emissions, Recovering Resources

While we work to expand access to our lifesaving sanitation services in Haiti, SOIL has also been hard at work to study the climate impacts of our waste treatment processes to help inform the global field of study and support the replication of climate-positive sanitation services worldwide. We’re excited to tell you that we have big news to share on the research front! Five years after a study championed by SOIL’s research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals began, the groundbreaking paper on the climate benefits of SOIL’s ecological sanitations services has officially ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Mapping for Growth: Optimizing SOIL Collection Routes

Whether it’s using mobile tools to inform marketing or evaluating the optimal design of a compost bin, innovation is at the heart of everything that SOIL does as we provide our regenerative sanitation service in Haiti. The Challenge One of the biggest challenges we face in operating SOIL’s EkoLakay sanitation service is logistics and the costs of transportation. EkoLakay’s collection crew visits the houses of families on our household toilet service every week, collecting full containers of waste and leaving clean empty containers and cover material for next ...

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All Together to Make it Happen

Nadege Fucien is a mother and an entrepreneur. She is raising her growing family alongside Haiti’s northern coast in a neighborhood of Cap-Haïtien called Avyasyon. Like many of her neighbors, Nadege joined SOIL’s sanitation service, EkoLakay, to have a safe, clean place for her family to go to the bathroom. During our weekly EkoLakay collection run last week, our team took a break to sit and chat together to get to know her a little more. Meet Nadege One of the reasons that Nadege decided first to sign up to have a SOIL toilet in her home was the affordability ...

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Tracking the Reach of SOIL’s Compost

Every bag of compost we sell is a step towards a greener, more resilient future for Haiti. To help us improve SOIL’s compost marketing and sales and to grow the reach of our lush, organic soil amendments in a country with dangerously degraded soils, we track the reach of our compost meticulously. As we crunch the numbers and work to incorporate the learnings into our strategy moving forward, we have four interesting findings to share about compost sales trends this spring: + Though we have a large, loyal customer base of clients that buy a bag of compost here ...

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JOB OPENING: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO)

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) has been working in Haiti to transform wastes into resources since 2006. We are committed to developing a sustainable  social Impact business model for our innovative household toilet service, EkoLakay, that provides access to safe, dignified sanitation for residents of dense urban communities in northern Haiti. Launched in 2011, the EkoLakay service in Cap-Haitien currently has over 800 clients that pay on a monthly basis for the service. SOIL and the EkoLakay team are planning to expand this service to 8000 clients for ...

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AVETISMAN TRAVAY: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO)

SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), travay an Ayiti depi lane 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante, ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfòmasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pou lanati. Direksyon SOIL vle avèti tout moun ke li genyen yon (1) pòs vid ke l’ap eseye ranpli. Tit pòs: EkoLakay Chief Operating Officer (COO) Disponibilite: A tan plen Zòn: Kap Ayisien Dat Limit pou Aplike: 7 Jen 2019 Dat pou Kòmanse: 15 Jiyè 2019 Klike isit la pou wè avètisman pòs la e aplike jodi a. Si'w enterese konnen pwochen fwa ...

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