6 results for tag: Climate Action


Deriving financial benefit from SOIL’s climate mitigation action: is it possible?

Ground-breaking research on SOIL’s ecological sanitation service, published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, investigated the potential for container-based sanitation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other traditional waste treatment methods. The research revealed that SOIL’s service and method off off-site waste treatment effectively mitigates significant and measurable greenhouse gas emissions. The research is an exciting development for the sanitation sector and opens up the opportunity to explore carbon credits as a way to derive financial benefit, or additional revenue, from the service’s emission reduction ...

Happy Earth Day!

Our mission is rooted in making the planet a better place for all of us. This takes bold, innovative ideas and actions that protect both the people and the planet we inhabit. We hope you join us this Earth Day in supporting SOIL’s work to provide safely-managed sanitation service to support climate-resilient solutions for Haiti, and around the globe. How does SOIL’s container-based sanitation service protect the planet? Water conservation SOIL’s household toilet conserves more than 19,000 gallons of scarce water resources each year relative to a flush toilet. Water protection SOIL captures and safely treats over 400 metric tons of waste ...

SOIL Spring Fundraiser: Invest in our Planet

Let's Invest in our Planet and People! SOIL is proud to be a part of the work to sustain the balance between life and land through our holistic, zero-waste approach to sanitation in Haiti. But, we can't do it alone and we need your support! Join us this Spring as we fundraise to support the critical work we are doing to expand climate-positive, ecological sanitation in Haiti. Through May 22nd, 2022 we are trying to raise $25,000 to expand access to our life-saving sanitation service to vulnerable urban populations. What's more, our giveback partner and fellow sanitation advocate, Reel Paper, is matching donations! Here are the ...

July Newsletter: Announcing a new climate-positive study

Dear Friends, The SOIL team recently shared a statement about the destruction of the Shada II neighborhood in Cap-Haitien, a community that SOIL has worked with since our founding in 2006, and that many of our supporters know well. We wanted to take this opportunity to share our statement again to ensure that everyone has a chance to read it. At this critical moment, when the world is grappling with the combined public health emergencies of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we feel it is critical that we call attention to human rights issues that impact the communities we serve. SOIL stands in solidarity with the thousands of innocent people who lost ...

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 climate change, visit this page. To see other awards and recognition that our ...

New Paper: Reducing Emissions, Recovering Resources

While we work to expand access to our lifesaving sanitation services in Haiti, SOIL has also been hard at work to study the climate impacts of our waste treatment processes to help inform the global field of study and support the replication of climate-positive sanitation services worldwide. We’re excited to tell you that we have big news to share on the research front! Five years after a study championed by SOIL’s research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals began, the groundbreaking paper on the climate benefits of SOIL’s ecological sanitations services has officially been published. Around the world, broken nutrient and carbon cycles waste ...