3 results for tag: poop


Compost Comin' Up!

SOIL has reached another “turning point” in our composting career! The construction of our three new glasiers (a drying station for the final states of compost production) at our composting site in Mochinette was finished last week, just in time for the emptying of compost bin #1! After three rather “shitty” months cooped up in a poop pen, the poop has been scooped and is ready now for an exciting three more – this time spread out and relaxing on our lovely new glasiers, drying up those winter sorrows and preparing for a fruitful 2013! At the start of each coming month, the pile will be turned and transferred to a new glasier by members of ...

Consilience: Transforming Haiti from the Bottom Up

By Victoria Lauredo in Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, October 17, 2012. Amidst the buzz of CEOs, celebrities and heads of state attending last month’s Clinton Global Initiative’s 2012 Annual Meeting floats in Dr. Sasha Kramer, a 36 year-old ecologist and human rights observer who has been working in Haiti since 2004. Nothing about the wispy blonde’s delicate frame would indicate that she spends her days rescuing substances most of us would rather forget down the toilet. But excrement recycler is what she is. As Executive Director and Co-Founder of SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), Dr. Kramer promotes ...

A truly magical experience from the Magic Toilet!

And now to put ecosan to the test... (This is one story from a multi-part series on SOIL’s adventures in Africa.) After our successful trial of exhuming beautiful compost from the Kalale school latrine on Wednesday, we had today the real test of our trip to Benin: to convince the women of the Bessassi garden community that they might want to create their own magic toilet, and use its compost (produced from their poop) in their own garden: No mean feat! The omens for a successful and convincing sensibilisation session were not all good as the previous day’s sanitation survey in Bessassi, by Bobo and Sasha, was  not particularly encouraging. The ...