3 results for tag: Environmental Solutions


SOIL Receives Stamp of Approval from Haitian Ministry of Environment

BNEE staff visiting Konpòs Lakay customer’s coffee plantation When SOIL first started out building our composting waste treatment facility in the northern Haitian community of Mouchinette  in 2012, the only thing on the property was a big mango tree. Since then, the SOIL team has completely transformed the site into a beautiful, efficient, and highly productive composting facility. Now, alongside that original welcoming mango tree, Mouchinette is a flurry of activity, with SOIL team members working hard to empty containers, turn and nurture the compost, and maintain the growing facility.   In 2019, we expanded the composting site to accommodate ...

Get to Know Our B Corporation Partner: World Centric

Despite the ongoing challenges of working in a fragile state, SOIL is making significant strides in providing dignified and affordable sanitation in Haiti, but our work would not be possible without the support of our incredibly generous partners. In 2016, SOIL began partnering with World Centric, an eco-conscious B Corporation that provides compostable packaging to the food service industry. This charitable partnership supports SOIL’s life changing sanitation work in Haiti – and, we’re big fans of their sustainability model, engaged employees and spirit of volunteerism too!! World Centric was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit organization to ...

EkoMobil: How SOIL Subsidizes Household Sanitation with a Port-a-Potty Business

Photo: Vic Hinterlang By Shannon Smith and Leah Page Jean Should EkoMobil scale up? This question is one that we’ve been asking ourselves at SOIL for several years. At the end of our last fiscal year, SOIL had strategized to release EkoMobil into the market in the hopes that it would flourish as an independently operated social business in Haiti. But it becomes increasingly apparent that this young program actually brings in more revenue than EkoLakay with minimal marketing on SOIL’s part, so we thought it best to reconsider our next steps. What is EkoMobil? EkoMobil is SOIL’s affordable, high-quality, and ecologically beneficial ...