3 results for tag: Trutier


New Beginnings: SOIL’s New Compost Site in Port-au-Prince

Regular readers of SOIL's blog may remember that we committed to transforming our composting site at the municipal waste dump in Truitier into a green oasis. Just over one year after starting operations in Truitier, we had made significant progress on this transformation and updated all of you with the blog:  Transforming Truitier. Since then, the trees have continued to grow and hundreds of butterflies have taken up residence in the site, creating a beautiful oasis within the municipal dump site. Scenes from SOIL's green compost side in the Port-au-Prince city dump The larger Truitier municipal waste site, however, has continued to ...

Growing Shade for Trutier

As frequent readers of the SOIL blog will know, our composting waste treatment site in Port-au-Prince is housed within the boundaries of the municipal dump, Trutier. The Trutier dump site has long been one of the city's most degraded and harsh environments, thereby making it an exemplary location to showcase SOIL's land rehabilitation capabilities. The Trutier site is managed by SMCRS (the government solid waste management department) and a company called SOTEK has recently been contracted to conduct a debris recycling project. SMCRS and SOTEK have been working  together to improve and optimize the site. When our friends at SMCRS and SOTEK requested ...

SOIL's Leah Page Accepts the UNCCD Land for Life Award in Doha, Qatar

As regular readers of the SOIL blog will already know, SOIl was lucky enough to be awarded the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's Land for Life Award for our land rehabilitation projects in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien.The award was officially presented last week in Doha, Qatar, and SOIL's Development Director Leah Page flew out there to accept the award on our behalf. A few weeks before the awards presentation, a filmmaker named John Liu paid the SOIL team in Haiti a visit, as well. He spent a few days venturing around with the SOILies in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien, and has put together some really beautiful footage that ...