SOIL’s Education Resources

SOIL agronomist, Jean Marie, leads a group of children on a site tour to SOIL’s farm in Pernier, Port-au-Prince. July 2013

The SOIL Guide to EcoSan

Released in February 2011, this 144-page document is based on SOIL’s findings from over six years of ecological sanitation experience in Haiti. Truly revolutionary, the Guide covers topics such as toilet designs, management strategies, composting techniques and lessons learned. The SOIL Guide is available in English and Haitian Creole with the Spanish language version coming soon. To download a copy of the SOIL Guide to EcoSan, please fill out a short request form.

SOIL EcoSan Workshops

SOIL conducts regular one-day workshops on how 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. Workshops are held in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien and offered in English and Haitian Creole on a rotating basis.

Please email [email protected] to request being added to the wait list for future workshops.

SOIL staff provide an environmental disaster risk reduction training for the American Red Cross and the World Wildlife Fund in Port-au-Prince, Haiti August 2013

Special Trainings

On special request, SOIL will prepare and deliver trainings tailored to the needs of your organization, group, or project. Past trainings have covered topics such as disaster risk reduction, environmental sustainability, agriculture, and sustainable sanitation. Trainings can be conducted in English or Haitian Creole. Please email [email protected] for more details or to request a price quote.

SOIL Site Tours

Public tours of SOIL projects in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien are offered on a regular basis. Tours may include a visit to one or more of SOIL’s toilets, SOIL’s compost sites or to SOIL’s experimental gardens. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Sustainable Sanitation Conference

In June 2012 SOIL and UNICEF co-hosted the Sustainable Sanitation Conference in Port au Prince, Haiti. Over 150 people representing 55 organizations attended the two-day conference, which featured presentations, panel discussions, community commentary and a summary of ways forward for the sanitation sector in Haiti. For a review of information presented at the conference, click here. The next SOIL Sustainable Sanitation Conference is tentatively set for February 2014. Please use the form on the right to sign up for SOIL’s newsletter list if you would like to be kept updated on the final conference schedule.