18 results for tag: sustainable sanitation


Showcasing Possibility at COP24

Earlier this month, SOIL was honored to receive the United Nations' Momentum for Change Award in Planetary Health at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Momentum for Change honors innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. Recognized as a Lighthouse Activity, SOIL’s work is honored for being a practical, scalable and replicable example of a groundbreaking intervention to tackle climate change. Check out this video showcasing the Planetary Health award winners (narrated by Sir David Attenborough!): Planetary Health: Narrated Sir David Attenborough from Momentum ...

How SOIL is acting local and thinking global

Thanks to the support of our friends and donors around the world, SOIL is able to have quite a large impact in Haiti already. If you drive into the city of Cap-Haitien on a SOIL collection day, you’ll see bright green EkoLakay containers stacked up alongside the rode and a fleet of green three-wheeled motorcycles zipping along picking up containers and visiting customers. We are a team of more than 70, working through rain storms, floods, and holidays to ensure that our household toilets and composting waste treatment operation hums along. For every home on our service, SOIL ensures an affordable, dignified, and safe place to use a toilet. For every ...

Impact Design Hub: 40 Under 40

We are incredibly proud to share that SOIL Executive Director Dr. Sasha Kramer has been named one of Impact Design Hub's 40 under 40 in recognition of her incredible contributions to the public sector. Impact Design Hub’s 40 under 40 recognizes some of the brightest young minds at work designing for social good across four categories: Public, Academic, Environmental Design, and Products & Service. This year's group of honorees represents "a starting point for understanding the breadth and depth of where impact design stands today, and it represents living indicators of where the field is heading tomorrow. These 40 young leaders — through ...

SOIL Logo Crosses the Globe

As we shared a few months ago, SOIL friends and supporters Drew and Scott Gurian have spent the past twelve weeks accomplishing an impressive and unique feat: driving 11,000 miles through 19 countries in a tiny car. They were participating in an annual event called the Mongol Rally, and at SOIL we were honored to journey with them on the side of that very tiny car. The Gurian brothers were rallying not just for the adventure, but also to show their support for SOIL and fundraise along the way. Check out their podcast about why they chose to support SOIL, and listen to other episodes to learn more about their adventures during the Mongol Rally. Last ...

SOIL Partners with St. Barnabas Agricultural College

St. Barnabas Agricultural College (CASB) is an institution with a vision to provide sustainable agricultural services to Haiti’s Northern region, and the school is using both SOIL’s EkoMobil mobile toilets and compost, Konpòs Lakay, to help achieve that goal! The two-year agriculture technician program is expanding: they are currently constructing new academic facilities and bringing unused plots of land back into agricultural production. The school hopes to have irrigated orchards and crops, aquaponics, an animal husbandry facility, and community gardens where CASB students and neighbors will be able to grow their own food and sell what they ...

The World Bank: Building Toilets And Changing Behaviors Can Save Lives in Haiti

This week, sanitation is at the top of the agenda in Haiti. "Improving sanitation is everybody's business. Each toilet built, adopted and used, means that one family won’t be affected by cholera and other waterborne diseases that cause the death of more children under five years than HIV / AIDS, malaria and measles combined. We cannot ignore the possibility of saving lives by improving access to sanitation and supporting this new national roadmap," said Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank Special Envoy in Haiti. Over 100 experts and practitioners from Haiti and around the world are gathered this week in Port-au-Prince to work on an action plan to ...

Stanford Webinar: Container Based Sanitation Solutions

As the population of urban slums around the world expands, so does the risk of public health catastrophes associated with poor sanitation. Learn more about the role container-based sanitation (CBS) can play in areas without conventional household toilets or sewage systems at a webinar organized by the Water, Health and Development Program at Stanford University. A panel of experts working in Haiti, Kenya and Ghana discuss their experiences and findings on this innovative approach to safely managing human waste, including recent studies showing residents of low-income communities are willing to pay for subscription CBS services. The webinar introduces ...

Business Wire: NRG Partners with DigitalKap to Bring Solar Power to Haitian Non-Profits, GHESKIO and SOIL

“Electrification” of new solar arrays provides clean, reliable power PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NRG Energy, Inc.’s (NYSE:NRG) philanthropy program - NRG Global Giving - joined forces with Haitian solar company DigitalKap to unveil two newly installed rooftop solar arrays at Haitian non-profits Les Centres GHESKIO (GHESKIO) in Port au Prince and Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) in Cap-Haïtien. Both organizations received systems that total 20kW. The respective systems, made up of nearly 120 photovoltaic panels, will generate 100% of the electricity usage for SOIL’s operations and 70% of the electricity usage for ...

The Practitioner Hub: The Next Generation of Sanitation Businesses

by Simon Brossard In the past few years, governments and the development community have seriously stepped up their efforts to tackle the sanitation crisis. Two emblematic initiatives are the launch of the Clean India mission (‘Swachh Bharat’) by Indian Prime Minister Modi in 2014 – which aims to provide 560 million people with a toilet by 2019 – and the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation started in 2011, which led to key technology innovations in the sanitation and waste management space. Yet, are these efforts sufficient? The 2015 sanitation target of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ...

Fòmasyon Sanitasyon EkoLojik: 12 Me 2016

Detanzantan, SOIL oganize atelye pou pataje eksperyans ak konesans nou genyen ak teknoloji Sanitasyon Ekolojik (EkoSan) an Ayiti Fomasyon sa genyen ladan yon rezime de pwogram nou yo, pa egzamp: teknoloji ke nou sevi, leson nou te aprann nan devlopman tekonoloji sa yo, e pwopozisyon nou genyen pou amelyore koman teknoloji sa yo ka aplike pi byen. Enfòmasyon Atelye Dat: Jedi, 12 Me 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Delmas 31, Pòtopwens Lang: Kreyol Ajanda 8h00 – 8h30: Anrejistreman tout patisipan yo 8h30 – 9h50: Mo Byenvini, Tour de Tab, Entwodiksyon EkoSan e SOIL 9h50 – 10h20: Poz Kafe, Ti Manje 10h20 - 12h30: Twalet EkoSan ...