Celebrate the Toilet Toolkit

November 3, 2013
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Why not Celebrate the Toilet at your workplace, at your school, in your faith community or online?  

Celebrate the Toilet is the a theme of World Toilet Day 2013.  Here’s everything you need.

  1. World Toilet Day Advocacy Tools
  2. Messages and Fact Sheets
  3. Posters, and Graphics
  4. Film and Video
  5. Studies and Reports
  6. Sample Tweets

 1. World Toilet Day Advocacy Tools

World Toilet Day 2013.  NEW!  Thirty short interviews, compelling new illustrated reports, and info on the impact on toilets on girls’ schooling, human rights, and investments.

Unicef’s Toilets#All  NEW!  Toilet Trek  game, cool posters, fact sheet.

Celebrate the Toilet website by WASH United invited you to post your messages on the toilet wall.  Here’s their Facebook page.  Why not go to their Twitter page and retweet some of their tweets?

Basic RGBWASH in Schools is a Unicef initiative that demonstrates that girls stay in school is there are clean, safe toilet facilities and supplies available during their periods.  On the home page you can find posters in high res, video presentations, studies, reports and even a richly illustrated handbook on emergency hygiene and sanitation facilities for schools.

Water.org’s Toilet Day Field Guide provides graphics and help if you want to start and online fundraiser.

Unicef has announced “No Access” as their 2013 WTD theme and encourages the use of hashtag #toilets4all.

Sanitation: The Drive to 2015 is packed with information about the central role of sanitation in development and efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

Water Aid’s WTD resources are whimsical and easy to use.  They have posters, press release templates for your events, animated banners for websites,  Check out their cheeky Idea for World Toilet Day and other fun and games in the right hand column.

Splashdirect’s Guide to World Toilet Day.  Facts, ideas, Tweetable graphics and a blogging contest.

2. Messages and Fact Sheets

Here on a single page fact sheet are messages from UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Ellison.

Unicef’s World Toilet Day 2013 Fact Sheet.  With citations.

UN Water and Sanitation for All offer a series of color fact sheets that can be printed on front and back of a single sheet.  Fact Sheet 1: Sanitation is a Human Right. Fact Sheet 2: Sanitation is a Good Economic Investment. Fact Sheet 3: Sanitation Brings Dignity, Equality and Safety.  Fact Sheet 4: Sanitation is Vital for Good Health. Fact Sheet 5: Sanitation Sustains a Clean Environment.

Here’s a list of FAQs on toilet terminology, challenges, and technologies.

 3. Posters, and Graphics

Al Jazeera has an attractive and comprehensive info graphic that charts recent progress in sanitation and ongoing need region by region.

What’s a toilet worth?   Infographic from ensia.

SPLASH Direct’s  World Toilet Day Info-graphic. (At right.)

Know your toilet info graphics and  ready-to-print high resolution poster from Water.org.

Series of 4 info graphics from Fast Company CoExist explain how much poor sanitation costs the world.

4. Film and Video

World Toilet Crisis. Extremely graphic, full length documentary on the global challenge and options for solving it.  Ideal for a discussion event.

The Forgotten Cycle.  This 3-minute animation introduces the natural water cycle, shows how it is broken and calls on citizen advocates to pressure governments to fix it.

“Meet Mr. Toilet”  This short film by Jessica Yu which screened at the Sundance Festival features World Toilet Organization Founder Jack Sim.

How about posting award-winning public restroom advocacy video generously donated to PHLUSH by our Portland neighbors at Fashion Buddha.

Phlush PSA from fashionbuddha on Vimeo.

“Water and Sanitation in the USA”. UN Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitation reports on 2011 mission to USA.

People Can’t Wait! by Portland filmmaker Travis Shields features PHLUSH advocacy and the City of Portland’s development of the Portland Loo.

Here are videos posted by the CelebrateTheToilet team at WASH United.

5. Studies and Reports

Sanitation Policy Advocacy in Flush & Forget America. PHLUSH presentation at World Toilet Summit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010.

Toilets for Health.  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Illustrated 27 p. 2013.

We Can’t Wait: A report on sanitation and hygiene for women and girls. WaterAid, WSSCC, Unilever/Domestos, 2013. Clear and compelling care for Menstrual Hygiene Management.

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. This concise document by Elizabeth Tilley et al. of EAWAG presents tried and tested technologies in a way that helps communities make informed decisions.

Building Safe Toilet Design into Shared Urban SpacePHLUSH presentation at World Toilet Summit, Hainan, China, Dec 1-3, 2011.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. Report to the Un General Assembly by Catarina de Albuquerque. Mission to the United States of America. 2011

 The right to water and sanitation. UN Commission on Human Rights, 2011.

Letter to the Mayor of Sacramento from the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque regarding the lack of toilets for unhoused Americans.

Sample Tweets

General Tweets

Thank-you-toilet-logo-302.ashxUN makes World Toilet Day official! http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2013/ga11397.doc.htm #ToiletsUSA #CelebrateTheToilet

British Medical Journal: Sanitation rated the greatest medical advance in 150 years. www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/jan/19/h…h.medicineandhealth3

‘We need to talk about open defecation’(or the shit will hit the fan) http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/sep/10/open-defecation-sanitation-un?CMP=twt_gu @UN Deputy Secretary Jan Eliasson

“Let’s Make a Stink on World Toilet Day”, says Jack Sim. http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2011/11/Lets-Make-A-Stink-on-World-Toilet-Day?mid=531 @gatesfoundation

$260 billion. That’s cost of inadequate sanitation. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016889/visualized/this-infographic-explains-how-much-poor-sanitation-costs-the-world-260-billion-a-#1 Infographics @FastCoExist

Human waste=Energy http://www.bbc.com/specialfeatures/horizonsbusiness/episode/human-waste/?autoplay=true&vid=p01k87qd&tab=1 4 new BBC videos on pee & poo. #toiletsUSA

UN Water fact sheet okay: http://www.unwater.org/downloads/sanitation.pdf

#CelebrateTheToilet  Unicef advocacy planning guide for sanitation and drive to 2015: http://www.mondesign.net/public/UNICEF/PlannersGuide-V4b.pdf

WHO: Safer water, better health. www.who.int/quantifying_ehimpacts/public…rwater/en/index.html Quantifying impact of toilets. Free.

Bartram & Chairncross: Hygiene, Sanitation, and Water: Forgotten Foundations of Health
www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%…journal.pmed.1000367

Massive Disease Burden Associated with Deficient Hygiene & Sanitation www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%…journal.pmed.1000367

Benefits of toilet interventions extend beyond simple health benefits. www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%…journal.pmed.1000367

 Tweets on Toilet Access as a Human Right

I Love ToiletsWhy #ToiletsUSA ? youtube.com/watch?v=l3P893… Catarina de Albuquerque of @UN gives shocking details #LiftTheLid #Toilets4all #CelebrateTheToilet

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/18session/A-HRC-18-33-Add4_en.pdf @UN report on human right to toilets & shortcomings in the USA.

 Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3P893QyeRM UN Special Rapporteur “Water and Sanitation in the USA” on Water and Sanitation report on 2011 mission to USA.

http://www.sacloaves.org/images/letter-to-sacramento-mayor.pdf  @UN Special Rapporteur’s Lettter to Mayor of Sacramento about right of #homeless to toilet & hygiene

Tweets on Public Toilet Design and Management

Doesn’t your city need a toilet Czar like Jeremy Smith? http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/archive/2012/03/15/9590243.Our_Man_About_Town_becomes_toilets_tsar/ #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

HashtagePublic Toilet Failure! http://nypost.com/2013/10/27/bloomberg-falls-short-on-public-restrooms/ http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/29/local/la-me-skid-row-toilets-20130729 In LA, NYC mayors fail year after year. #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

Years of toilet failure in LA, NYC. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/29/local/la-me-skid-row-toilets-20130729 http://nypost.com/2013/10/27/bloomberg-falls-short-on-public-restrooms/ #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

Let’s work for urban toilet access like this in USA! bedford.gov.uk/transport_and_… Bravo, Bedford Borough UK #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

“Let’s be honest: we are talking about human shit, menstruation…we needed to make it cool.” Thorsten Keifer of @WASHunited #CelebrateTheToilet

Take Crapper Mapper QUIZ of toilets of the world. http://toys.usvsth3m.com/crapper-mapper/?utm_content=bufferbe738&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer #celebratethetoilet

#CelebrateTheToilet and toilet design preferences across cultures. http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/11/03/12-toilet-oddities-around-the-world-that-surprise-japan/ #ToiletsUSA

International visitors? Pay attention to cultural preferences in design. http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/11/03/12-toilet-oddities-around-the-world-that-surprise-japan/ #CelebrateTheToilet #ToiletsUSA

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2013/11/03/public-bathroom-rentals-legalized-in-cuba_20131103112207.html Cuba now rents state owned public toilets to private individuals who possess “public bathroom attendant” licenses.

Toilet Tech Tweets

TansaCleanSticker3 min vid on compost CRAPPER by @toilets4people for flood prone areas.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8VkwxLGi7o#t=160 #toiletsUSA #CelebrateTheToilet

US code developer?  Sanitation activist? http://qz.com/141001/europe-looks-to-make-a-big-splash-with-toilet-reform/ Look at what’s becoming standard in the EU.

Thanks @Unicef for richly illustrated handbook on emergency toilets and hygiene facilities in schools. http://www.unicef.org/wash/schools/files/DRAFT_Compendium_of_WinS_Facilities_in_Emergencies.pdf

 

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