How about Walking for Water on March 24?

March 9, 2012
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Portlanders will join folks from around the globe on Saturday, March 24 to commemorate World Water Day with a convivial morning of exercise on the waterfront and learning activities at OMSI. Portland’s Fourth Annual Walk for Water  features a non-competitive 5k fun run as well as the simulation of a typical water-gathering experience for women and children in sub-Saharan Africa where walkers haul water throughout their 3.1 mile route. At OMSI, local organizations involved with water and sanitation will feature demonstrations and exhibits of their work locally and world wide. PHLUSH has been invited by organizer   Portland Global Initiatives and sponsor Portland Roasting Company to demonstrate how to make emergency toilets for use following a severe earthquake that destroys water and sewer pipes. A dozen or so PHLUSH folks had so much fun at last year’s event, that we are eager to do it again and see friends from Engineers Without Borders  and other kindred groups.

Registration for walkers and runners is at 8:30 am at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Avenue south of the Hawthorne Bridge. Or you can register online to be sure of getting a spot. The run starts at 9 am and the walk at 10 and a free celebration continues inside the OMSI lobby until noon.

 

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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