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New Documentary "People Can't Wait" features PHLUSH

  A recent documentary on the innovative new Portland Loo features an interview with PHLUSH Co-Founder Tom Carrollo.  “People Can’t Wait” will be screened on  Wed, April 8 at 7pm the Hollywood Theatre. Tickets will be on sale at the door Old Town Chinatown-based filmmaker Travis Shields of ShieldsFilms produced the short as part of the International Documentary Challenge, which requires filmmakers to produce a short work of 4 to 7 minutes in the space of five days.  The Portland Loo is the brainchild of a team led by Commissioner Randy Leonard, who also appears in the film. The prototype of the innovative street toilet opened on NW Glisan St at NW Fifth in December. It has been applauded by the local community and had attracted the attention of cities from throughout the world.       Says Shields “I am proud to say our documentary “People Can’t Wait” was completed in time and looks great!…. We will find out by March 30th if our film made the final round of judging.”  The filmmakers  new studio is inside Union Station at 800 NW 6th Ave. Suite 206.


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A Report from the Rich Earth Summit

PHLUSH President Hayley Joyell Smith, currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia, reports on the Rich Earth Summit held at the University of Michigan, November 7-8, 2019. She was among the experts – entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, regulators, researchers and practitioners – who explored the theme “Policy, Regulation, and…

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