4 results for tag: outreach


SOIL’s Northern Haiti Site Is A Growing Tourist Attraction

Glory in the shade of beautiful trees and lush greenery! Wander over to check out the “Red Zone!” (but don’t wander into the “Red Zone” because you’ll have to disinfect the soles of your shoes afterwards). Behold the the wonder and mystery of the “Natural Water Purification Act!” And don’t forget to take a ride on the PoopMobile before you exit the "park" (And by park, we mean waste treatment site). Do all this and much more at SOIL's waste treatment site, Mouchinette, in northern Haiti, one of the region's most exciting (and unexpected) tourist attractions! We'll admit, we’re still working on our marketing for “SOIL-L...

SOIL Participates in CGI Haiti Panel Discussion

Yesterday SOIL's Executive Director Sasha Kramer was one of four panelists engaging in a discussion called "What We Know Now: Applying Lessons Learned to Advance Haiti’s Future" as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting. The discussion was robust (and enjoyable!), and included a moving closing speech from President Bill Clinton. The session was recorded, so feel free to check out some or all of the conversation in the video below!

SOIL Celebrates May Day at the Annual Limbé Festival

May Day, or Agriculture and Labor Day here in Haiti, is celebrated as a national public holiday. One may wonder about the state of agricultural production here in Haiti after many decades of deforestation and environmental degradation. What is there to celebrate when Haiti is losing over 30 million metric tons of top soil every year and has to import the majority of its food? Haiti used to be known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” producing so much that it exported the majority of its food. At SOIL, we believe that it’s important to celebrate all the work that local communities are doing to improve agriculture systems and support the dream ...

SOIL is a School Where You Find Many Teachers

I'm Jimmy Louis, and I work as the full time Sanitation Coordinator for SOIL in Port-au-Prince. I was integrated into the SOIL family in 2010 after the earthquake. I've come to see that SOIL is not just an office where you come to work and then leave; SOIL is a school where you find many teachers. When I joined SOIL, I found a solid team and family, and I was happily working and learning in no time. I feel that SOIL expands my autonomy in all of my work and for that, I commend the team. In the ecological sanitation trainings and classes that I have done with a wide variety of people, I see that many people in Haiti still tend to have practices that ...