On Climate Change Adaptation: SOIL Research Updates

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate-positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. Visit this page to learn about how SOIL's regenerative sanitation service mitigates the impacts of climate change. On Adaptation Scientists and land managers have discovered that compost can help mitigate climate ...

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On Climate Change Mitigation: SOIL Research Updates

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate-positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. Visit this page to learn about how SOIL's regenerative sanitation service helps communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. On Mitigation: During the ecological composting process, the microbial revolution ...

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Designing Data-Driven Sanitation Solutions: An Update on SOIL’s Climate Research

As the devastating impacts of climate change continue to mount around us, especially in vulnerable frontline communities like the ones SOIL serves in Haiti, we’re more motivated than ever to grow SOIL’s climate positive sanitation solution, which transforms a public health crisis facing cities around the world into a restorative solution for the planet. To help contribute to the emerging field of study and ensure that we’re developing data-driven sanitation solutions, SOIL works in close partnership with research institutions to document and test every aspect of ...

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SOIL Wins UN’s Momentum for Change Climate Award

Photo: Janae Lloyd It's a tremendous honor to share that SOIL has received the United Nations' 2018 Momentum for Change Award, which is given to activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. SEE THE PRESS RELEASE Momentum for Change honors innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Recognized as a Lighthouse Activity, SOIL’s work is honored for being a practical, scalable and replicable example of a groundbreaking ...

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Sharing Outcomes to Support Global Expansion of Sanitation Services

Photo: Tony Marcelli At SOIL we’re growing a sanitation service in urban Haiti that is setting a global example for how to affordably and sustainable provide safely managed sanitation in rapidly growing urban communities. And we’re extra excited that we’re not the only ones doing this. SOIL is a member of the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), a group formed in 2017 to help address the change of urban sanitation globally by supporting CBS technologies in being adopted by municipalities in their efforts to provide city-wide sanitation. SOIL frequently works ...

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Leave Nothing to Waste: SOIL’s Wisner Jean Louis on Regeneration

Photo Credit: Lush Spring Prize Last May, we were deeply honored to have received Lush's 2018 Spring Prize in recognition of SOIL's economic, social and environmental regeneration work in Haiti. As one of the representatives of SOIL to attend the award ceremony, SOIL's Human Resources Director Wisner Jean Louis had the opportunity to sit down with Lush and talk all things regeneration, which is now available to watch below. Watch the Interview Read the Full Interview What is your dream for another world? "I think to live better in the world we need to reconnect, ...

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SOIL’s Summer Visits to Container Based Sanitation Practitioners

Creating durable, lasting solutions to the sanitation crisis isn’t easy, which is why SOIL is fortunate to be working together with the Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA). The CBSA is a coalition of service providers around the world working together to extend our collective impact – getting more toilets to more families through knowledge-sharing, partnerships, research, and other collaborative initiatives. SOIL is proud to be one of the six founding members of the alliance. CBSA member organizations have been sharing lessons and best practices on everything ...

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Restoring Long Term Soil Health in Haiti with Organic Compost

Last summer, we shared results from a research project that was taken on by master’s students at Cranfield University. The students compared the efficiency of SOIL's organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, to commercial grade chemical fertilizers available on the market. This comparison was used two core Haitian crops: tomato plants and moringa trees. When the preliminary results were made available last summer, we were excited to share that the plants that were grown in soil with SOIL's agricultural grade compost had actually out performed their counterparts that were grown ...

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CBS Updates: Increasing Financial Flows for Urban Sanitation

EkoLakay Staff collect containers from sanitation service
The world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on Water and Sanitation (WASH) by the deadline set for 2030, according to a new UN report. Some estimates show that achieving the SDG goals for safely managed water and sanitation is going to require three times the level of financing currently going towards the sector. These investment needs are most critical in rapidly growing urban areas and in countries with high poverty levels and currently low water and sanitation coverage. We are deeply aware of this reality in Haiti, where it is estimated ...

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Sasha Kramer’s Keynote Address from the Urine Diversion Summit

Photo: Nancy G. Love Last week, at the Urine Diversion Summit in Vermont, SOIL's Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Sasha Kramer gave the keynote address on the container-based sanitation systems that are emerging as an improved solution for urban communities around the world. If you weren't able to watch the webinar at the time, Rich Earth Institute has made the video available online. Watch the Presentation Don't miss NBC Boston's write up on the summit and the growing movement - from Vermont to Palestine to Haiti - to transform waste into environmental ...

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