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PHLUSH Co-Founders Bound for World Toilet Summit

Thanks to the support of the Old Town Chinatown community and a few other friends of PHLUSH from other part of Portland, Barb Lescher and Carol McCreary are ticketed passengers on a flight to Singapore.       We will be speaking at the World Toilet Summit.    You can preview our presentations here.   This is a real honor for our group of grassroots activists and for the City of Portland.

Special thanks to Lan Nguyen for heading up the fundraising effort and bringing us to 80% of the goal for the PHLUSH Singapore Challenge.    It’s a long way to Singapore, but until people in the United States take up the cause, we felt we needed to be there.  We hope someday to bring the World Toilet Summit to Portland to let the messages resonate:  Sanitation is health.  Sanitation is dignity.    And as our names says, Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human.


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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