Blog: 2018

SOIL compost & seedling

Towards a Greener 2019

Dear friends, As we say goodbye to another year, it feels natural to think of the future and what it holds for us - our families, our friends, our planet. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, we share connections to each other and to the planet we are so fortunate to call home. I am so....

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Showcasing Possibility at COP24

Earlier this month, SOIL was honored to receive the United Nations' Momentum for Change Award in Planetary Health at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Momentum for Change honors innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges....

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EkoLakay Collector

How SOIL is Acting Local and Thinking Global

Thanks to the support of our friends and donors around the world, SOIL is able to have quite a large impact in Haiti already. If you drive into the city of Cap-Haitien on a SOIL collection day, you’ll see bright green EkoLakay containers stacked up alongside the rode and a fleet of green three....

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El País: How SOIL and Other Initiatives are Protecting the Planet

"The first time that Sasha Kramer traveled to Haiti, as a human rights observer after the 2004 coup, she was stunned by the lack of sanitation and waste management in the country," writes Rocío Aguilera Vazquez for El País, one of Spain's most prominent newspaper. "Since then, she and community....

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Eight Years of Cholera is Eight Years Too Many

Photo: Monica Wise A cholera epidemic began in Haiti in October 2010 and continues to sicken and kill people through the country to this day. How did this happen and what can be done to stop it? One of the Largest Outbreaks in Modern History Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by the....

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SOIL at COP24: The Opportunity Ahead of Us

SOIL's container-based sanitation solutions have been intentionally designed to be resistant to natural disasters and our full-cycle household sanitation service helps Haiti - one of the most climate-vulnerable spots on earth - adapt to and mitigate the effects of global climate change. "It is now....

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2018 Annual Report

We're excited to share that SOIL's newest annual report is hot off the presses and ready to explore. See what we've been hard at work on over the past year and what our dreams are for the year to come by downloading a copy or scrolling through below. Want to read more? See past annual reports from....

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toilet construction

Four Reasons to Love your Toilet

Photo: Vic Hinterlang We’re writing you from Haiti, where this morning SOIL’s waste collection teams have been out in our communities since six o’clock, despite protests and strikes disrupting movement throughout cities across the country. SOIL’s sanitation heroes are committed to providing access....

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compost sale

Kickstarting Healthy Student Gardens with Three Tons of Compost

The compost that SOIL produces through our urban ecological sanitation service is a safe and organic, agricultural-grade soil amendment that restores the health of soils and helps Haiti's farmers produce more food. It also, as of recently, helping students in schools across the country learn how to....

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Illustrating the Research of Pathbreaking Women in Science

As a women-led research and development organization working to incubate ecological solutions to Haiti's sanitation crisis, we were honored when Nina Chhita reached out and told us about her project to highlight the critical and often undervalued work of women in science. As an illustrator, Nina....

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