Awards


SOIL featured in Expo 2020 Dubai Global Best Practice Programme | Untold Stories

In 2019 SOIL was awarded the Innovation Impact Grant by Expo Live, an innovation and partnership program launched by Expo 2020 Dubai, for our sustainable social enterprise solution to sanitation in Haiti. The goal of this grant is to provide support to help grow social enterprises and projects and promote creative solutions to that improve lives while preserving our planet. As part of this incredible effort put forth by Expo 2020 Dubai to highlight and showcase the over 200 organizations participating in the Expo, SOIL was also chosen to be featured in their Global Best ...

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Nonprofit HR’s Top Ten Women to Watch in 2020: SOIL’s Dr. Sasha Kramer

Sasha Kramer alongside SOIL's team and supporters in Port-au-Prince, 2016 Every year, Nonprofit HR releases a list of women leading mission-driven organizations and community efforts who demonstrate a "commitment to boldly evoke change in their own way." This year, we are excited to share that SOIL's Co-Founder and Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer has been honored alongside nine other inspiring leaders! Since 2006, Sasha has worked relentlessly to nurture SOIL's efforts to transform hazardous waste into restorative environmental solutions alongside communities in ...

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15 of the Most Impactful Global Climate Projects

In 2018, SOIL's efforts in Haiti were recognized as a powerful and replicable solution to the global climate crisis by the UN's Momentum for Change. SOIL is now featured in their newly released interactive report spotlighting what they call 15 of the most "impactful and innovative" climate solutions around the world. If you're in need of inspiration, we invite you to explore the beautiful new resource here. To learn more about the ways in which SOIL's regenerative urban sanitation solutions help frontline communities like the ones we serve in Haiti mitigate and adapt to ...

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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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SOIL Wins Lush Spring Prize for Regenerative Sanitation Solution

We’ve got big news. SOIL has won the 2018 Lush Spring Prize in recognition for the work we do in Haiti to build socially and environmentally regenerative solutions to the sanitation crisis. In 2006, SOIL was founded on a spark of inspiration - the idea that there is incredible power in some of the earth's most simple and fundamental processes, such the cycling and recycling of nutrients and elements like carbon and nitrogen; power that can be tapped to heal planet and people simultaneously. In the twelve years since that spark, SOIL has evolved into an enduring ...

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ReSource Award Supports the Growth of SOIL’s Business Model

Photo: AJ+ We’re on our way to creating an affordable and replicable model for the provision of a safe, ecologically beneficial city-wide sanitation, and we’ve got news to share! In September 2017 we excitedly announced that SOIL was selected as a Finalist for the ReSource Award. This prize acknowledges social entrepreneurial initiatives aimed at scaling up new approaches for solving social or ecological issues related to sustainable water management. We’re still under consideration for the final award (keep your fingers crossed for us!) but in the meanwhile, ...

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SOIL’s Executive Director Awarded Ashoka Changemaker Fellowship

We are so proud to announce that SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, was selected as an Ashoka Fellow. Ashoka Fellows are "pattern-changing social innovators" and "high-impact entrepreneurs" who are selected based on their creative solutions to the world's biggest social challenges. Sasha was selected for her work at SOIL building affordable, ecological, and sustainable solutions to the global sanitation crisis. With this award, Sasha joins a network of 3,000 Ashoka Fellows around the world working towards positive change. It's a huge honor for SOIL and for ...

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SOIL Wins National Energy Globe Award

We are proud to announce that SOIL was selected as the Energy Globe Award winner for Haiti in 2016. The Energy Globe Award is an international environmental prize awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies, and the conservation of resources. SOIL was recognized for our work creating a household toilet social business, EkoLakay, that is providing sustainable, dignified sanitation services to thousands of people living in Haiti's impoverished urban communities and setting a powerful example for how ecological sanitation can be ...

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SOIL Wins 2015 Humanitarian Water And Food Award

We are pleased to announce that SOIL is a winner of the 2015 Humanitarian Water and Food Award! Founded in Denmark in 2008, the WAF Award “promotes global best practices in water and food security initiatives.” WAF evaluates solutions based on six values:   SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION EMPOWERMENT SCALABILITY REPLICABILITY SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT     SOIL’s own Regional Director, Baudeler Magloire, and Systems Director, Erica Lloyd, traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to represent SOIL at the WAF Forum and Awards Ceremony. ...

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Foundation Beyond Belief: Q3 2014 beneficiary, SOIL, continues critical sanitation work

SOIL was deeply honored to be chosen as a Q3 2014 Poverty and Health beneficiary. Here at SOIL we are developing sanitation businesses that fight poverty and improve public health in Haiti. In addition to Foundation Beyond Belief's previous report on our progress, the $11,095 grant from FBB this past fall helped SOIL to expand some of our most critical programs in Haiti. Here’s a short summary of some of the accomplishments that SOIL achieved over the past six months with the support of FBB: Expanding Access to Household Level Sanitation  SOIL is working to ...

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