7 results for tag: National Geographic


National Geographic: Explorers in the Field visits SOIL

photo credit: National Geographic Education “What if your faucet had no clean water coming out of it and no way for human waste to get out?” As many classrooms move online, National Geographic brings the reality of the global sanitation crisis to screens around the world. And, they do it by bringing viewers to Haiti where they meet with SOIL’s Sasha Kramer to learn about the historical context for Haiti’s lack of sanitation infrastructure, what it means for public health and the environment, and how SOIL’s practical, climate-positive solution is responding to the challenge. The SOIL team is truly excited to share our most recent spotlight ...

The Guardian: Life without Toilets

Photo: Andrea Bruce, NOOR Images Last year, award winning professional photographer Andrea Bruce came to visit SOIL in Northern Haiti to document our work to expand access to lifesaving sanitation in urban communities. Since then, she has traveled the world to shed light on the global sanitation crisis and the resulting photo essay, which was commissioned by National Geographic, has gone on to win first prize in the Pictures of the Year award. See the Photos Don't miss the Guardian's piece on the series, including a shout-out to SOIL's transformative sanitation solution. Are you interested in seeing more of Andrea's photos of SOIL? Visit this page ...

National Geographic: Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine explores how open air defecation practices are becoming increasingly hazardous to public health in our rapidly urbanizing world. Traditional sanitation solutions are often infeasible and cost-prohibitive, though sustainable alternatives - such as EkoLakay's composting toilet that SOIL is pioneering in Haiti - are responding to the crisis. From National Geographic: "In [Cap-Haïtien] a worker from Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), a nonprofit organization, delivers a new bucket and takes away one that’s full of waste from a family’s composting toilet. He’ll deliver the solid ...

National Geographic: Transforming Haiti With An Endless Local Resource

"Everyone poops. But not many people really think about what happens to it. We flush the toilet and it is out of sight and out of mind. Sasha Kramer, on the other hand, has poop on her mind all the time. She is a sanitation revolutionary helping to transform human waste into fertile organic compost for agriculture and reforestation in Haiti. “Arguably,” Kramer says, “the most important thing in nature is soil, that’s where all life comes from.” Kramer is an ecologist, human rights advocate, National Geographic emerging explorer, and the executive director of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL). SOIL primarily focuses on ...

National Geographic: Is "Peecycling" the Next Wave in Sustainable Living?


National Geographic Video: Putting Waste To Work

SOIL's Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, gives a talk at National Geographic on fighting Haiti's most pressing health, economic and environmental problems, one toilet at a time. This follows up a previous article in the National Geographic in October on SOIL's attempt to use human waste to revive farmland and the nomination of Sasha as a 2011 National Geographic "Emerging Explorer".

National Geographic: Human Waste to Revive Haitian Farmland?