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PHLUSH needs community support to take Portland experience to Singapore!

PHLUSH needs community support to take Portland experience to Singapore!
Portland, Ore.  October 12, 2009.  Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) has accepted the invitation from the World Toilet Organization (WTO) to share Portland’s experience in increasing the availability of public restrooms.  As an all-volunteer grassroots group we’re now calling on the community to help send two Co-Founders to the World Toilet Summit in Singapore in December.
Our two 20-minute presentations entitled Public Restroom Design for 21st Century US Cities:  The PHLUSH Principles  and Innovations in Sustainable Design:  Case studies from Portland, Oregon are posted at http://bit.ly/VRbtk
Our fiscal sponsor, Neighbors West-Northwest, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization is accepting tax deductible donations to support PHLUSH travel.  Checks (with “PHLUSH” in the memo line) may be mailed to Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210. Contributions are also welcome on line (at www.nwnw.org/Donate.html : add special instruction “PHLUSH” before hitting send).
The World Toilet Summit will enable  PHLUSH participants to become familiar with innovative and sustainable technologies, receive training unavailable elsewhere, and collaborate with international urban sanitation experts.   The City of Portland will be recognized for its successes in urban design and livability and will benefit from our promotion of the Portland Loo as an environmentally and socially sustainable model for cities worldwide.
PHLUSH has worked to increase public restroom availability in Portland through well-focused citizen advocacy and practical, informed collaboration with local officials, non-profits and business owners.    Now is the time to help PHLUSH take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. XXX
WTO with datesPublic Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) has accepted the invitation from the World Toilet Organization (WTO) to share Portland’s experience in increasing the availability of public restrooms.  As an all-volunteer grassroots group, we now need to call on the community to help send two speakers to the World Toilet Summit & Expo in Singapore this December. Our two 20-minute presentations entitled Public Restroom Design for 21st Century US Cities:  The PHLUSH Principles and Innovations in Sustainable Design:  Case studies from Portland, Oregon are available here. New Logo with TextOur fiscal sponsor, Neighbors West-Northwest, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization is accepting tax deductible donations to support PHLUSH travel.  Checks (with “PHLUSH” in the memo line) may be mailed to Neighbors West-Northwest, 2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210. Contributions may also be made online (please add special instruction “PHLUSH” before hitting send). The World Toilet Summit will enable  PHLUSH participants to become familiar with innovative and sustainable technologies, receive training unavailable elsewhere, and collaborate with international urban sanitation experts.   The City of Portland will be recognized for its successes in urban design and livability and will benefit from our promotion of the Portland Loo as an environmentally and socially sustainable model for cities worldwide. For four years PHLUSH has worked to increase public restroom availability in Portland through well-focused citizen advocacy and practical, informed collaboration with local officials, non-profits and business owners.    Now is the time to help PHLUSH take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.


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