Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

July 1, 2013
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Stories from the Street: PSU team explores toiletlessness

Students from Portland State University’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Affairs and Planning, have recently compled a project on the consequences of toiletlessness. After spending the winter academic term on background and planning, the Right to Relief team spent the spring term exploring the issues in collaboration with PHLUSH.  They hit the streets, announced...

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Please take the Portland Public Toilets and Transportation Survey

June 5, 2013
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Please take the Portland Public Toilets and Transportation Survey

Portland State University student Kate Washington has chosen to partner with PHLUSH in carrying out research on the relationship between public restrooms and public transit, specifically whether public toilet availability encourages ridership. To this end she has launched the Portland State University 2013 Public Toilets and Transportation Survey.   Portlanders are urged to spend...

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New PHLUSH exhibit premiers at National VOAD Conference

May 15, 2013
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New PHLUSH exhibit premiers at National VOAD Conference

This week the Portland Hilton is buzzing with the energy of hundreds of impassioned volunteers and salaried colleagues who manage the nation’s most important disaster response agencies. It’s the annual conference of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster a coalition of hundreds of organizations – faith-based, community-based, and other non-governmental organizations – and 55...

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Join the Twin Bucket Brigade!

April 16, 2013
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Join the Twin Bucket Brigade!

Nothing says community like a bucket brigade. Chains of neighbors passing buckets have put out fires and saved their towns. Buckets of rubble passed hand-to-hand have enabled rescuers to reach survivors of earthquakes and landslides. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have an earthquake in our future. Experts say water and sewer services will be...

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Shorts: News from the public toilet front

April 1, 2013
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Shorts: News from the public toilet front

Public restrooms have always been on the leading edge of the fight for human rights.  Never has this been more true than now for transgender folks. But as Campus Progress notes with dismay, hateful discrimination against them may soon be protected under Arizona Law. State Representative John Kavanaugh‘s most recent bill is on its way...

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“Last Call at the Oasis” to screen March 22 World Water Day

March 10, 2013
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“Last Call at the Oasis” to screen March 22 World Water Day

Every year on World Water Day, PHLUSH joins local groups to highlight global water issues that impact sanitation and hygiene.  This year’s celebration is a special screening of  Last Call at the Oasis at the Clinton Street Theater on March 22 at 8pm.  Look for us along with Green Empowerment, El Porvenir and our waterless Twin Bucket Emergency...

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human, or PHLUSH, is an all-volunteer advocacy group based in Portland's Old Town Chinatown. We collaborate with grassroots organizations, environmental activists, planners, architects, code officials and city managers. We receive support from the Old Town Chinatown Community Association and Neighbors West-Northwest. PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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