4 results for tag: water


Saving Water, Twenty Million Gallons at a Time

Two things we know to be true about SOIL’s crew: we’re data driven to our core and we’re really passionate about poop (or about finding innovative ways to transform it from something that wreaks havoc on the environment and public health into something that combats climate change and grows more food!) So, it won’t come to you as a surprise that our resident Composting Advisor Julie Jeliazovski decided to start tracking the number of times we were all using the restroom in SOIL’s office bathroom (aka our test lab!). She was hard at work crunching numbers to determine just how much water SOIL’s sanitation service is saving in Haiti when ...

SOIL’s EkoLakay Service Mapped in New Water Atlas

Hot off the press is Guerilla Cartography’s Water Atlas, their latest project featuring volunteer submissions of maps on all things water, including one titled “Reducing Water Pollution with a Poop Solution” – a map on SOIL’s EkoLakay household sanitation service! Monika Roy, SOIL’s former Project Coordinator, spearheaded this project back in 2015 when Guerilla Cartography started soliciting map submissions for the atlas. At the time, SOIL had just begun to incorporate more GPS data into our collection service to determine the best locations for storage depots and service routes. Guerilla Cartography offered to pair up new cartogra...

The New Poopmobile Makes for Happy Microbes!

We now have an improved routine for getting water to our compost site in Port-au-Prince thanks to your outstanding response to our Poopmobile emergency donation drive in May! With the new Poopmobile, our compost team can transport multiple heavy cisterns of our own water several times a week rather than pay for a water truck to visit the compost site once a month. This means we get more water to our compost for less money. We used to spend $200 a month on transporting water to the site, and now we only pay for gas to get there on the Poomobile! How it works: Fortuitously, SOIL has a natural spring that bubbles up in the garden behind our ...

Theo Talks Episode 1: A Sunrise Tour Through the SOIL Nursery in Cap-Haitien

Join SOIL's Regional Director, Theo Huitema, on the first (of many we hope) adventures in EcoSan. In Theo Talks Episode 1, Theo will take you on a sunrise tour of the SOIL nursery outside of Cap-Haitien. Listen closely and you might hear some tree cocks! Do you want to support this effort to improve food security and reforestation in Haiti? Our friends at Trees, Water & People are helping expand the SOIL nursery with a campaign to plant 10,000 trees in Haiti. Learn more at the Trees, Water & People website. Check out the full Theo Talks series.