As an all-volunteer run organization, PHLUSH relies solely on the help of dedicated volunteers to conduct outreach, plan activities, and manage online communications. So we want to acknowledge the efforts of friend and committed PHLUSH volunteer – Susan Mund.
“It is so confusing that in a world concerned with clean, accessible and affordable water, we flush it down the commode with every pee and poo,” says Mund. Passionate about the natural world and humanity, she wants to ensure that future generations will develop sustainable eco-aware sanitation techniques and have sufficient water.
Mund first heard about PHLUSH while planning the Oregon Student Association’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference (NWSLC) hosted in Portland. She invited PHLUSH presenters to speak on issues of gender-inclusive restroom design and ecological sanitation and has been involved with the organization ever since. Mund reminisces, “I stumbled onto PHLUSH indirectly and now I am a dedicated member speaking on the issues of eco-sanitation, from a layperson’s perspective, to everyone I interact with.”
A member of the board of the Community Alliance of Tenants, Mund is active in East Portland and in minority communities. She is leading PHLUSH participation at the March Emergency Preparedness Expo 2012 and is working to have information on emergency sanitation translated into Spanish.
Mund’s detailed knowledge of legal issues, passion for social justice and change and tireless efforts to support PHLUSH make her a huge asset to the ‘smart sanitation movement’.