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Job Opening: Director of Information Technology

ABOUT SOIL SOIL is an award-winning organization founded in 2006, inspired by the belief that the most pervasive human rights abuse globally is poverty. SOIL works in Haiti to increase access to climate-positive sanitation services using a groundbreaking circular-economy model that simultaneously improves public health, food security, economic development, and ecological resiliency. SOIL’s sanitation service currently provides over 2,000 families in northern Haiti with safely-managed sanitation and plans to expand this to over 8,000 families in the coming years. SOIL is a team of 60+ people with specialties in social business, ecology, sanitati...

How Does SOIL Make Its Toilet Seats? With a Vacuum Cleaner, a Stove Top Burner and a Roll of Aluminum Foil

Hold on to your hats as SOIL gets sucked into the future! We purchased a standard household vacuum, a single stove top burner, a roll of aluminum foil, and have created our very own vacuformer box. With this new technology at the farm workshop, we are now able to produce our own urine diversion seats, the specially designed toilet seats that help make SOIL's EcoSan toilets easy and pleasant to use. A vacuformer works by heating up an enclosed box, on top of which is a 1/16" PETG sheet of plastic. When the plastic sheet begins to melt, we turn on a vacuum that pulls the now malleable plastic into the desired form. Our initial trials have proved ...

Press Release: Cell Phone Powered Poop Tracking Advances Haiti Waste Treatment

The SOIL team is going high tech, using smart phones to streamline poop collection and compost production. Our friends and collaborators from re.source have helped develop a system for SOIL, using an open source data collection platform called Open Data Kit, to record and track all of the composting and collection data from their phones. This technology will help SOIL streamline waste collection and cut down on errors. This is a critical development in SOIL and re.source's new initiative to design and implement a social business model for providing household sanitation. In the coming months we'll begin installing private household toilets throughout ...

Getting Down to Business: Cell Phone-Powered Poop Tracking in Cap Haitien

Business efficiency isn't something that often comes up when discussing ecological sanitation. Most people talk about waste collection, transportation, ideal composting temperatures, cover material, pathogen die-off....the list goes on. However, business is an incredibly important aspect of ecological sanitation work, and a vital part of SOIL's operations. At our office in Cap-Haitien, SOIL has been collaborating with several Stanford engineers, working on implementing a social business model for providing household sanitation in Haiti. This week, our Stanford friends have discovered a system for tracking collection data on the go, using smart ...