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SOIL Launches the Household Toilet Project in Shada, Cap-Haitien Haiti

For those familiar with SOIL, the Household Toilet Project probably doesn't sound all that new. For years we’ve dreamed about a social business model for providing household sanitation in Haiti, and today we are happy to report that our dream has started to become a reality! On October 30, 2012, SOIL and our partners at Re.Source installed the first 25 private household toilets in the Shada neighborhood of Cap-Haitien. The SOIL inauguration hosted yesterday was a combination of celebration and logistics: families signed a contract with SOIL, picked up their toilets, and ...

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Press Release: Utopia Foundation Provides Matching Grant to SOIL for Work in Haiti

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN - October 10,2012 - The Utopia Foundation announced today a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to donations made through the Foundation to Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) through December 31, 2012 up to a total of $7,500. SOIL is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering marginalized individuals by transforming waste into rich, organic compost in the rural communities of Haiti. The Utopia Foundaiton has supported the organization for some time because of its ecological system of sanitation training and waste transformation. "We ...

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Press Release: Cell Phone Powered Poop Tracking Advances Haiti Waste Treatment

The SOIL team is going high tech, using smart phones to streamline poop collection and compost production. Our friends and collaborators from re.source have helped develop a system for SOIL, using an open source data collection platform called Open Data Kit, to record and track all of the composting and collection data from their phones. This technology will help SOIL streamline waste collection and cut down on errors. This is a critical development in SOIL and re.source's new initiative to design and implement a social business model for providing household sanitation. ...

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Press Release: Summary and Key Takeaways from Haiti's First Sustainable Sanitation Conference Released

More than over 150 people from over 50 groups, organizations and government ministries attended the first ever Sustainable Sanitation Conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a forum to exchange ideas, lessons-learned, and discuss development of national standards for sanitation provision. SOIL is proud of the success of the Sustainable Sanitation Conference and grateful to everyone who came together to discuss how we can work together to prevent sanitation-related illness and death in Haiti. Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated ...

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Press Release: SOIL Wins the UNCCD Land for Life Award to Support Soil Regeneration and Sanitation in Haiti

SOIL wins first place in the UNCCD’s Land for Life Award and will be receive $40,000 to support development of an integrated agricultural livelihood learning center and demonstration farm located near Cap-Haitian, Haiti. Cap-Haitien, Haiti: - SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), a leader in ecological sanitation, is proud to announce that they have won first prize in the UNCCD Land for Life Award 2012. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) developed the Land for Life Award to recognize initiatives that help secure the health and ...

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Press Release: First Sustainable Sanitation Conference to be held June 12-13, 2012 in Pétion-ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Sustainable Sanitation Conference, hosted by SOIL and UNICEF, will raise awareness of positive progress and best practices for sustainable sanitation solutions in Haiti, where lack of sanitation continues to fuel cholera epidemic. SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), a leader in ecological sanitation, is proud to announce that the first ever Sustainable Sanitation Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th, 2012 at the Ritz Kinam II Hotel, Pétion-ville, Haiti. The conference aims to highlight the positive progress and best ...

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Press Release: SOIL is a Semi-Finalist for the Land for Life Award

15 Semi-Finalists Announced for first Land for Life Award UNCCD PRESS RELEASE 24/05/2012 Bonn, Germany - From turning human waste into organic fertilizer to scientific breakthroughs reversing desertification, the 15 semi-finalists of the Land for Life award find innovative and inspiring ways to restore degraded land. Launched by the UNCCD for the first time in 2011, the Land for Life Award will recognize efforts that promote the natural health and productivity of the earth's soils. Three winners will share a prize fund of up to 100,000 USD. They will be announced on ...

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