Disinfecting Urine and Being “Claire Twa”

Hello! My name is Claire or, as I was known around the office, “Claire Twa” (meaning Claire Three), since there were two other women named Claire working there at the time. I am a Master of Public Health student in Environmental Health at Emory University, and I worked with SOIL this summer to study various inexpensive and easy ways to disinfect urine before disposal. I tested the addition of different levels of ashes, vinegar, and Clorox since these three materials are accessible and inexpensive. SOIL’s style of Ecological Sanitation (the safe re-use of the ...

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Fòmasyon Sanitasyon Ekolojik: 16 Novanm, 2016

[Click here to read this information in English.] Detanzantan, SOIL oganize atelye pou pataje eksperyans ak konesans nou genyen ak teknoloji Sanitasyon Ekolojik (EkoSan) an Ayiti Fomasyon sa genyen ladan yon rezime de pwogram nou yo, pa egzamp: teknoloji ke nou sevi, leson nou te aprann nan devlopman tekonoloji sa yo, e pwopozisyon nou genyen pou amelyore koman teknoloji sa yo ka aplike pi byen. Enfòmasyon Atelye Dat: Mekredi, 16 Septanm 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Delmas 31, Pòtopwens Lang yo: Kreyol Ajanda 8h00 – 8h30: Anrejistreman tout patisipan ...

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SOIL Ecological Sanitation Training: November 16, 2016

[Li enfòmasyon sa a an kreyòl ayisyen.] SOIL conducts regular one-day workshops on SOIL’s use of ecological sanitation (EcoSan) technology in Haiti. This workshop includes an overview of SOIL’s programs, technologies used, lessons learned, and implementation suggestions. Read more about past training sessions here.   Workshop Information Date Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Location Delmas 31, Port-au-Prince Language Haitian Creole Tentative Agenda 8:00 – 8:30: Registration 8:30 – 9:50: Welcome, Introduction to Ecological ...

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JOB OPENING: EkoLakay Program Advisor

Job Announcement: EkoLakay Program Advisor Location: Port-au-Prince with limited travel to Cap-Haitien Application Deadline: October 8th, 2016 Start Date: November 15, 2016 or as soon as possible JOB DESCRIPTION SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) has been working in Haiti since 2006 to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources. The SOIL leadership team is pleased to announce an opportunity to join the SOIL Advisory Team in our Port-au-Prince office to support the development of our ...

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SOIL Participates in CGI Haiti Panel Discussion

Yesterday SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer was one of four panelists engaging in a discussion called "What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future" as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting. The discussion was robust (and enjoyable!), and included a moving closing speech from President Bill Clinton. The session was recorded, so feel free to check out some or all of the conversation in the video below!

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SOIL Logo Crosses the Globe

As we shared a few months ago, SOIL friends and supporters Drew and Scott Gurian have spent the past twelve weeks accomplishing an impressive and unique feat: driving 11,000 miles through 19 countries in a tiny car. They were participating in an annual event called the Mongol Rally, and at SOIL we were honored to journey with them on the side of that very tiny car. The Gurian brothers were rallying not just for the adventure, but also to show their support for SOIL and fundraise along the way. Check out their podcast about why they chose to support SOIL, and listen to ...

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SOIL Haiti at World Water Week 2016

Thanks to support from the Inter American Development Bank, SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, presented findings from SOIL's EkoLakay social business at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden in August. World Water Week is an annual event that convenes practitioners, experts, and innovators to share ideas, network, and develop new solutions. SOIL's work was featured as part of a panel discussion on water and sanitation as a business. You can watch Sasha's full talk on the livestream of the panel below. World Water Week: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean: ...

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Hesperian Health Guides Release Valuable Creole Language Resources

Our dear friends at Hesperian Health Guides (an organization working to create and disseminate health resources on the ground that are translated into local languages) have recently translated their seminal work, called "Where There Is No Doctor" into Haitian Creole ("Kote ki pa gen Doktè"). At SOIL we are incredibly pleased to share the news of this work, and also figured it's a great time to remind our friends about another great resource that Hesperian Health Guides and SOIL collaborated on: a sanitation guide called "Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Healthy Environ...

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Reed College Quest: Claire Talks Crap

"Three months ago, I set out on a mission: to learn how shit can change the world and how I, in turn, could help support the movement. Backed by a $4,000 summer internship award from Reed, I flew to Haiti to work as an Outreach Intern with Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), an NGO founded by the incomparable Sasha Kramer ’99, a visionary with a mission of her own: 'to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources'."- Claire Pask. September 4, 2016. Read the full story in the Reed College Quest. ...

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The Daily Review: Scotland Man Makes Towanda Stop on his Cross Country trip for Haiti

"The end is in sight for John Kilbride, a doctor from Scotland who has been pedaling across the country over the past month to raise money and awareness for non-profit that helps those living in less than sanitary conditions in Haiti. ... The organization that Kilbride’s ride is benefiting, SOIL, has been helping improve sanitation in Haiti since 2006 using a process that converts human waste into compost with low-cost technologies that are easy to replicate and require little water." - Matt Hicks. August 24, 2016. Read the full story on the Daily News. Support Joh...

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